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S. Africa Platinum Strike Talks Reach Critical Final Day of Mediation

South Africa's AMCU union and major platinum producers met on Monday for more talks aimed at ending a crippling five-month miners' strike, in a crucial day for negotiations with the government set to pull out of mediation if a deal is not agreed.   About 70,000 workers downed tools in January, demanding higher pay. The strike has halted mines that normally account for 40 percent of global platinum output and has hit wider economic output in Africa's most advanced economy,...

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