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Cape Town - Platinum producer Lonmin [JSE:LON] will not "shy away" from any merger or takeover but for now the company is focused on its plan to survive tough market conditions, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Like its peers, Lonmin is battling sharp falls in commodities prices amid a supply glut and slowing demand growth in top consumer China. Its share price has tumbled by more than 95% since the start of 2015.

This has led to market speculation about a possible takeover of the 107-year old company and some analysts have said efforts so far to turn the company around were not enough despite cost cuts and a deeply discounted rights issue in December.

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