The platinum market posted a fresh new high for the move overnight and rose to the highest price levels since June 13th. Platinum may have been weakened by suggestions from a major bank that investment flows indicate platinum prices might continue to lag behind gold prices on rallies. It is possible that platinum is garnering some additional support from the threat of strikes in South Africa, but those strikes are getting more coverage in the gold market than in the PGM markets. German Import Prices during June were down 0.6%, lower than expectations and may a dampening effect on German industrial platinum demand through the rest of this year.