Amplats falls on mines review

Johannesburg - Shares of Anglo American Platinum fall after world's top platinum producer says it is reviewing options for its Rustenburg operations in South Africa, which were hit by a crippling five-month strike that ended last week.

Amplats' shares are down almost 2 percent to 453.79 rand, making it the biggest decliner on the Top-40 index, which is up 0.13 percent.

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Amplats is widely expected to sell or restructure its struggling mines around the platinum belt town of Rustenburg.

But this could provoke further labour unrest in the area, a scenario which could spark a flight by jittery investors. - Reuters