A month after 34 miners in South Africa were killed during a confrontation with police, striking coworkers have laid out demands for more equitable employment. Platinum prices have shot up 20% in the past month, according to a Reuters report that paints a picture of spiraling strife.
Anglo American Platinum, a subsidiary of mining giant Anglo American
The first signs of conflict came nine months ago, when Impala Platinum
Gold miner Gold Fields
It seems shareholders concerned with company governance have pulled their investments from gold and platinum stocks, while others have poured money into the sector in hopes of cashing in on strike-induced diminishing supply. In the last six months, Gold Field's stock has dropped 15%, while SPDR Gold Trust ETF