(Updates prices)

By Mai Nguyen

SINGAPORE, May 1 (Reuters) – London prices for copper and most other metals rose on Wednesday, buoyed as trade talks aimed at ending a bitter trade war between China and the United states kicked off in Beijing.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin described a working dinner with China Vice Premier Liu He the night before the talks as “nice”.

Trading was thin as May 1 is a holiday in many markets. The Shanghai Futures Exchange will remain closed for the rest of the week, reopening on Monday.

FUNDAMENTALS

* PRICES: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had risen 0.2 percent to $6,426 a tonne by 0606 GMT. Aluminium was up 0.5 percent, nickel advanced 0.8 percent, tin rose 0.6