Nickel prices moved up by 0.06 per cent to Rs 702.30 per kg in futures market today as speculators raised their bets amid a firming trend overseas and spot demand.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel for delivery in November was trading higher by 40 paise, or 0.06 per cent at Rs 702.30 per kg in a business turnover of 21 lots.
The metal for delivery in current month rose by 30 paise, or 0.04 per cent, to trade at Rs 696.30 per kg in 741 lots.
Analysts said apart from increased domestic demand from alloy-makers, firmness in metal at the London Metal Exchange after China released data showing the first rise in factory gate prices for more than four years, influenced nickel prices at futures trade.
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