October platinum made a sizable rebound from overnight losses but was unable to climb back into positive territory by the start of this morning's trading. A reports that a "peace deal" between a major South African platinum producer and labor organizations has been widely seen by many traders to have taken platinum prices well away from this week's highs. Only a fraction of that mine's workers reported for work today, however, which may be a sign that that labor problems are likely to continue into next week. Some traders feel that platinum prices have also benefited from recent improvement in market risk sentiment

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