Nov 28 (Reuters) – Copper edged higher on Wednesday after three days of losses while other industrial metals moved in narrow ranges amid uncertainty over the direction of the U.S.-China trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reach a deal on trade this weekend with Chinese leader Xi Jinping but is ready to hike tariffs on Chinese goods if there is no breakthrough, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday. “The sell off that we saw yesterday and late last week was probably a bit overdone considering what I think is priced into the metal markets regarding this issue in the past month or two,” said ANZ senior commodity strategist Daniel Hynes. Hynes said there could be some opportunistic buying at the moment while the market would remain cautious until there is more clarity on a potential deal following Trump-Xi’s scheduled talks later this week at the G20 summit in Argentina. COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose 0.3 percent to $6,138.50 a tonne by 0410 GMT, while the copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged up 0.1 percent to 49,140 yuan ($7,068.77) a tonne.

U.S. DOLLAR: The greenback held near two-week highs after a senior Federal Reserve official reaffirmed the need for further rate increases and as investors sought shelter in the currency thanks to simmering Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

LME: A group of traders is in talks with Sigma Broking Ltd to create the first new open-outcry member of the LME in more than a decade in a move that would be fresh blood for the LME ring, which has steadily lost members over the years.

NICKEL: LME nickel rebounded 0.7 percent from a 13-month low, while Shanghai nickel also rose 0.9 percent. Steel-linked metals nickel and zinc have been pounded by expectations of weak demand from top consumer China.

NORILSK NICKEL: Russian businessman Vladimir Potanin plans to appeal a London court decision to block him from buying shares in mining company Norilsk Nickel from fellow investor Roman Abramovich, representatives at Potanin’s investment firm said on Tuesday.