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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares rally to 4-1/2-month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai extends rally, Saudi banks hit on profit-taking 

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices hold at 10-month highs; markets await Fed minutes 

* Oil near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions 

* Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan -Democratic report

* German halt in Saudi arms sales hurting UK industry - Hunt 

* U.S. concerned over Hezbollah's growing role in Lebanon 

* Troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah could start Tuesday, Wednesday: U.N. 

* Russia's Putin, Saudi King ready to continue energy cooperation - Kremlin

* Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria, UN says 

* Despite sanctions, Iran's oil exports rise in early 2019-sources

* Middle East Crude Discounts for light grades narrow after Saudi cut

* Ahead of Saudi visit, China seeks "deeper trust" with Iran

* Turkish end-2018 private sector long term foreign debt $210.6 bln - central bank



* Delta Sugar looks to raise output as Egypt pushes sugar beet

* Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants - state media

* Egypt invites offers for dollar bond through Tuesday -finance minister 

* Egypt begins receiving offers for dollar bond sale -finance minister

* Egypt to issue dollar bonds worth $5 bln this week - local newspaper 

* Egypt's GASC seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in tender for arrival April 5-20



* Saudi's Malath Insurance Renews Insurance Contract With Abdullatif Alissa Group 

* Riyad Bank Board Appoints Tareq Bin Abdulrahman Al-Sadhan As CEO

* Saudi's Petrorabigh FY Profit Falls 

* Saudi January consumer prices fall 1.9 pct as deflation returns

* Saudi Arabia plans to reduce light crude oil exports to Asia for March 

* Saudi's Al Ahlia Says Shareholders Did Not Approve Merger Offer From Gulf Union 

* Almarai Intends To Commence Meetings With Investors For Issuance Of International Sukuk 



* BlackRock, KKR plan $4 bln-$5 bln investment in ADNOC pipeline unit - FT 

* UAE's Etisalat Board Proposes H2 Dividend Of 40 Fils/Share 

* Dubai's Mashreqbank set to raise $500 mln in bonds 

* Fitch rates ADNOC AA, in line with Abu Dhabi's sovereign rating 

* UAE Armed Forces sign defence contracts worth $140.17 mln with intl firms

* Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Italy's Leonardo plan UAE Navy venture

* Dubai home prices to fall further in 2019 on oversupply - S&P 

* Dubai's DSI Appoints Khaled Jarrar As Group CFO 




* Kuwait's Jazeera Airways Q4 Loss Widens



* Bahrain's Ahli United Bank Updates On Takeover By KFH 

* Bahrain's Ahli United Bank Q4 Profit Rises

* Bahrain's Ahli United Bank Board Proposes FY Dividend 

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((