RTRS: Platinum extends losses to 5 pct as precious metals slip
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Platinum extended losses to more than 5 percent on Thursday, tracking a decline in other precious metals, as a strengthening dollar added to the negative impact of fears over falling demand.
The white metal shed 3 percent in early trade after lower-than-expected U.S. car sales fuelled fears over falling demand. A firmer dollar has since knocked gold 4 percent lower and silver down 12 percent, and is also pressuring platinum.
Spot platinum was quoted at a session low of $966.00/986.00 an ounce at 1500 GMT, against $1,020 an ounce in late New York trade on Wednesday. (Reporting by Jan Harvey; editing by Peter Blackburn)