South African mining production declined 8.3 percent in September, the biggest drop in five months after strikes since August disrupted output.
Strikes that started in South Africa’s platinum industry on Aug. 10 spread to gold, coal and chrome mines last quarter. Platinum rose 0.2 percent to $1,542.50 an ounce by 1:37 p.m. in London. Gold prices gained 0.1 percent to $1,714.80 an ounce.
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