DUBAI: Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Pfizer vaccine hopes lift world stocks; dollar, gold on the defensive 

* Oil dips on COVID-19 resurgence, fears of more supply 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf financial stocks hardest hit by falling oil prices 

* PRECIOUS-Gold set for weekly decline as U.S. stimulus hopes ebb 

* EXCLUSIVE-OPEC+ fears second virus wave could lead to oil surplus in 2021 

* A year on, Lebanon's protests have faded and life has got worse 

* Big European powers "deeply concerned" over Israeli settlement plans 

* Yemen war foes complete two-day prisoner swap

* Israel to start easing coronavirus restrictions as infection rate drops 

* Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country's ports - news agency 

* Iran sees no arms buying spree as it expects U.N. embargo to end



* Egypt's strategic wheat reserves sufficient for more than seven months, says cabinet 



* Saudi Arabia allows citizens, residents to perform prayers in Al-Haram Mosque - state TV 

* Saudi minister stresses bringing Israel, Palestinians into talks 



* Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives final UAE regulatory approval 

* UAE, Israel working on double tax treaty to encourage investment 

* Dubai's Arabtec asks banks for debt standstill for subsidiary, sources say 

* Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, ADQ to invest $2.1 bln in ADNOC gas assets 



* Israel sends treaty delegation to Bahrain with Trump aides

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((