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Impala Strike Impact Could Last Beyond Two Weeks, Goldman Says

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The impact of a strike by Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. workers could “easily” extend beyond the two weeks estimated by the company’s managers, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a report.

“When looking at the Lonmin K3 situation, the impact was closer to four full weeks of lost production as the company was unable to hire all workers back,” the Goldman analysts wrote.

The strike means about 20,000 ounces of platinum production will be lost every week, the bank estimated.

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