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-Asian shares cautiously higher as investors await Fed policy update 

* Oil dips on profit-taking ahead of Fed update  

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat, Fed meeting expectations offset Ukraine risks  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf bourses track oil prices higher; Egypt extends losses  

* Iran's Raisi says revival of 2015 deal possible if U.S. lifts sanctions  

* U.S., Qatar to discuss energy security during emir's Washington visit 

* UAE inks deal with casino giant Wynn as Gulf state eyes gambling  

* World Bank berates Lebanon's elite for 'zombie' economy 

* Saudi Arabia, Thailand say they will exchange ambassadors in near future 

* French man sentenced to 8 years in Iran prison for spying  

* EXPLAINER-Why Yemen is at war 



* U.S. State Department approves potential sale of radars and planes to Egypt -Pentagon 

* Egypt plans privatisations every month or two - planning minister  



* Saudi Arabia agrees deal with GSK to develop healthcare sector - tweet 

* Saudi November oil exports rise 112.8% year-on-year - data  

* Cloud Signs MOU With Aramco To Explore Co-Development Of ESG And Digitalization Hub In Saudi 

* Dallah Healthcare Signs MoU With KUN Investment Holding 

* Theeb Says Bidding For Vehicle Rental For Ministry Of Human Resources And Social Development Accepted  



* Abu Dhabi's Chimera closes second venture capital fund at $10 bln  

* ADNOC debt issuer holds investor meetings ahead of debut bonds 



* Qatar's emir to visit Washington on Jan. 31  

* IATA boss voices concerns over Airbus-Qatar jet order row  

* Boeing nears Qatar freighter deal ahead of emir visit -sources  

* UBS plans business solutions hub in Qatar - Qatar News Agency  



* Kuwait's KNPC says petroleum coke exports have resumed from Shuaiba  

* Leonardo says it is not subject of Kuwait Eurofighter investigation  

* Kuwait's parliament approves Credit Bank capital hike 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((