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Jeremy Coombes


South Africa’s platinum investment has been so poor in the last few years that it has failed even to keep pace with the replacement of production capacity, let alone provide an increase in production capacity. As a result, the country will be...
22nd November 2013

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This week: Johnson Matthey says security of supply is concerning for platinum end-users. The new 2014 emission legislation is set to boost platinum demand. And, the Chinese will invest R600-million to resuscitate the liquidated Orkney gold mine.
21st November 2013

New 2014 emission legislation set to boost platinum demand Video Available

Johnson Matthey GM marketing Jeremy Coombes New upcoming vehicle emission standards in Europe and China are poised to boost demand for platinum, Johnson Matthey GM marketing Jeremy Coombes said on Tuesday. In Europe, Euro Six emission standards will be introduced for heavy-duty vehicles...
12th November 2013

Platinum market to end 2011 in modest oversupply Video Available

Jeremy Coombes, Alejandro Rivera and Alison Cowley The platinum market would move to a small surplus this year, despite global demand rising to a four-year high of 8.08-million ounces, researcher Johnson Matthey said on Tuesday. The market analyst said in its ‘Platinum 2011 interim review’ that...
15th November 2011

Platinum powers to record high of $1 850, gold up

Platinum spiked to a new historic high for the sixth trading day on Thursday, as investors flocked in to snap up the metal on deepening concerns over supply from top producer South Africa.
7th February 2008

High price level no longer the threat it was thought to be

While the platinum industry has traditionally regarded “a running away of the price” as its greatest threat, it has become “very clear” is that demand sectors continue to be “extremely resilient” in spite of...
23rd November 2007

Platinum & price threat, uranium production dip, gold project slippage

Not that long ago, platinum-miners feared a platinum price that soared too high, in case platinum users searched for and found substitutes as a response.
23rd November 2007

Ruthenium demand expected to rise 4% to 1,34-million ounces

Demand for ruthenium is expected to rise by 4,1% to a new peak of 1,34 million ounces in 2007, says Johnson Matthey in its ‘Platinum 2007’ interim report.
23rd November 2007
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Podcast - November 14, 2007 Audio Available

In this podcast: BHP makes an offer for Rio Tinto; AngloGold Ashanti COO Neville Nicolau quits; Johnson Matthey forecast a new record for the platinum price.
14th November 2007

Palladium price could nudge higher, but market will remain in surplus

Palladium demand would return to growth in 2007, rising by 135 000 oz, but the market would remain in surplus, Johnson Matthey said in its Platinum 2007 interim review.
13th November 2007

Platinum price may hit $1 575/oz - Johnson Matthey Audio Available

Johnson Matthey GM for marketing Jeremy Coombes Platinum could trade as high as $1 575 during the next six months, precious metals refiner Johnson Matthey forecast on Tuesday, when it released its Platinum 2007 interim review. The company expected the market into 2008 to remain "pretty tight",...
13th November 2007

SA platinum supply well below expectation, says Johnson Matthey Video Available

Johnson Matthey GM marketing Jeremy Coombes spoke to Mining Weekly Online reporter Christy van der Merwe (13/11/07)
Video courtesy Corpcinema Platinum supply from South Africa had been well below expectation and the industry would move back into supply deficit this year instead of the anticipated surplus, Johnson Matthey GM marketing Jeremy Coombes on Tuesday.
13th November 2007
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