SINGAPORE, May 1 (Reuters) - Most London metal prices climbed on Wednesday, buoyed as 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".
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had risen 0.3 percent to $6434.50 a tonne by 0206 GMT, aluminium gained 0.6 percent and nickel advanced 0.9 percent, although zinc eased 0.1 percent.
* President Donald Trump called for a sharp interest rate cut and renewed "quantitative easing" to pump trillions of dollars into the economy as the U.S. Federal Reserve officials met for their latest policy discussion.
* Unionized workers at Peruvian miner Minsur's San Rafael tin mine, a major producer of the metal, started an indefinite strike on Tuesday to demand a bonus, the company said.
* Copper miner Rio Tinto Ltd "firmly believes" Washington and Beijing will reach a trade deal, its chief executive told the CNBC television network, adding that Rio's order books are "absolutely full".
* The Shanghai Futures Exchange is closed for the Labour Day holiday and will reopen on Monday.
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Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Joseph Radford