Also on the LME, the 3-month price of nickel rose 1.7 percent to $17,450 per metric ton.
Meanwhile, the Indian nickel cash price finished the market day up 0.8 percent per kilogram, and the price of Chinese primary nickel remained essentially flat.
Chinese stainless steel prices closed flat for the day. The price of Chinese ferro-chrome continues hovering above $1,300 per metric ton for the fifth day in a row. The price of Chinese ferro-moly was unchanged.