Platinum prices have posted moderate losses to start out the new trading week, which some traders feel may be a little surprising considering the reports of fresh violence around some South African platinum mining facilities. There were also reports of declining attendance by miners, which suggests for other traders that the threat against platinum supply will linger on. Chinese stocks saw significant weakness overnight as the market was disappointed in the lack of fresh easing hints from the Chinese Premier, which could also put pressure on platinum prices early this week.