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Commodity price gains boost mining giants

Stocks of the largest global mining companies by market capitalisation rose in the past week on higher prices for platinum, iron ore and coal.

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Anglo American's shares got a boost from rising platinum (pictured), coal and iron ore prices

Anglo American (LN:AAL) shares gained 3.1%, closely mirroring a 3.4% rise in the price of platinum to US$967 per ounce. The company’s share rise was also helped by higher iron ore and coal prices.