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-Stocks march on; Treasury yields, dollar hit by weak consumer confidence

* Oil dips, little changed on week despite weaker demand forecasts

* PRECIOUS-Gold up as U.S. consumer sentiment dive eases early tapering fears

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi and Qatar stocks tread water amid Delta fears

* Qatar urges Taliban to cease fire at meeting in Doha

* At least 20 killed in Lebanon fuel tank explosion -Red Cross 

* OPEC sticks to 2021, 2022 oil demand forecasts despite virus challenges 

* U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions on alleged oil smuggler, companies linked to Iran's Quds Force 

* Nobody's running Lebanon, central bank boss says 

* U.S. discusses urgent need for Tunisia prime minister-designate -White House 


* Egyptian transport start-up Swvl sees profit by 2024

* Coca Cola HBC seals Egypt deal after first-half profit jump


* Zamil Industrial Investment Posts Qtrly Profit

* Saudi Airlines Catering Qtrly Loss Narrows 


* Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with Israel since normalisation

* Dubai's Damac Properties Q2 Loss Narrow


* In desperation, U.S. scours for countries willing to house Afghan refugees 

* Qatar's new electoral law stirs up tribal sensitivities 


* Kuwait's Agility says Q2 net profit increased 504% y-o-y

* Kuwait Investment Authority appoints Ghanem Al-Ghaniman as managing director - KUNA


* Oman sets up hydrogen alliance to develop clean fuel industry 

* Oman deficit at $2.86 bln in June 


* Bahrain's GFH Q2 Profit Rises 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((