South Africa mine battles put floor under shaky platinum price


* Prices soar to 3-1/2 month highs after violence kills 44 * Buyers poised to act if unrest spreads further * Demand picture weak due to European debt crisis By Amanda Cooper and Jan Harvey LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Bloodshed at a major South African mine has already sent platinum to its highest price in 3-1/2 months and signs of the turf war between unions spreading look set to lift it further as investors refocus on supply ...

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