Japan faces hurdles in broadening metals reserves

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By Chikafumi Hodo TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) - The Japanese government will soon start considering whether to add platinum and indium to its strategic metals reserves, but high prices and other hurdles mean it could be a long time before any such proposal is put into effect. Given growing demand for hybrid cars and all kinds of flat-screen monitors, an agency under the trade ministry may call for the government to start building up supplies of platinum and indium, which are used to ...

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