New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Lead prices rose 0.07 per cent to Rs 144.15 per kg in futures trade Wednesday as speculators widened their positions amid increased demand in the spot market and positive global cues.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, lead for delivery in February was up by 10 paise, or 0.07 per cent, at Rs 144.15 per kg in 1,031 lots.

Marketmen said the rise in lead prices at futures trade was mostly supported by widening of bets by participants on rising demand from battery makers in the domestic spot market and firm overseas cues.

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