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Zimbabwe Sets Mid-January Deadline for Platinum Refinery Proposals

Zimbabwe has given platinum mines a Jan. 18 deadline to submit proposals to build a precious metal refinery after President Robert Mugabe last year threatened to ban raw exports, state media reported on Wednesday. The ultimatum would affect the world's two largest platinum producers, Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats), which both have operations in Zimbabwe. The southern African country has the second-largest known platinum reserves in the world and the...

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