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-Stocks, debt yields slip on U.S. CPI, poor bond auction 

* Oil rises nearly 2% as investors size up tight market 

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat as firm dollar offsets jump in US inflation 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf bourses gain, tracking oil prices; Qatar eases 

* OPEC+ impasse means tight oil market now, volatility ahead, says IEA 

* Iranian commander urged escalation against US forces at Iraq meeting, sources say 

* Anger mounts after 92 die in fire on Iraq COVID ward 

* Senior Afghan leaders to travel to Doha for talks with Taliban 



* Ever Given container ship leaves Egyptian waters - source 

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat in tender for shipment Sept. 11-20 

* Egypt studying sustainable development bonds - finance minister 

* CI Capital Board Approves Offer From Banque Misr To Buy Stake In CI Consumer Finance



* Saudi Ma'aden signs deal for calcined petroleum coke for aluminium plant 

* Nadec Signs SPA For Acquisition Of Second Milling Company 

* Arabian Centres looks to top up Islamic bonds deal 



* UAE's flydubai cuts Boeing MAX order by 65, citing post-COVID plans 

* Masdar Signs Agreements With Government Of Uzbekistan To Develop 440 MW Solar Projects 

* NBF Says Totalenergies Signs $34 Mln Financing With Apicorp and NBF



* Atos, Ooredoo Deliver Cybersecurity Services To Qatar's National Smart City Program 

* Masraf Al Rayan H1 Profit Rises

* Qatar's 2020 Trade Surplus Down 41.3% Y/Y 



* Agility Says DHgate Signs Agreement With Agility’S Shipa Freight 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks edge up; ONGC closes Sept-loading Sokol tender 



* Oman Qatar Insurance H1 Profit Rises

* Oman's Sharqiyah Desalination H1 Profit Falls 



* Bahrain bans entry from 16 new countries including Iran, Tunisia and Indonesia -BNA 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((