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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares advance as China data better than feared 

* Oil falls 1% on prospect of more supplies 

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices hover near four-week peak on dovish Fed stance 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi leads Gulf higher as Yahsat makes strong market debut

* EXCLUSIVE-Iran not ready for nuclear talks until Raisi takes over -source 

* Saudi, UAE reach compromise to unlock more oil supply, says source 



* Arabian Centres Announces Start Of Actual Offering For International Sukuk Issuance 



* Dubai regulator fines former Abraaj finance chief $1.7 million 

* Armenian state fund and Air Arabia to launch Armenian low cost airline 

* Mashreqbank Qtrly Profit Falls 

* Dubai bank's win in Abu Dhabi court to remain legal headache for NMC 

* ADNOC Invests Over $750 Mln In Drilling-Related Services To Support Production Capacity Growth 

* In first for Gulf, UAE opens embassy in Israel, hails trade ties 

* Petrofac Says EPS Business Secures New 3-Year Contract With ONEgas 

* Mubadala-backed Yahsat expects new satellite launch H2 2023 -CEO 



* Vodafone Qatar H1 Profit Rises 

* Qatar Electricity And Water H1 Profit Rises 

* Qatar Investment Authority sets up new advisory subsidiary in Singapore 

* Qatar's Ahli Bank H1 Profit Rises 

* Qatar Islamic Bank H1 Profit Rises 



* Zain Kuwait Q2 Net Income UP 1Most Recent

* Boohoo partners with Kuwait's Alshaya to grow Debenhams in Middle East 

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks steady, Treasuries yields edge up as Delta variant spreads -7%



* Muscat Gases H1 Group Profit Falls 

* Omantel H1 Group Profit Rises 

* Oman's ACWA Power Barka H1 Profit Falls 

* Oman's Bank Dhofar H1 Profit Rises

* Oman Investment & Finance H1 Group Profit Rises

* Gulf International Chemicals H1 Profit Falls

* HSBC Bank Oman Posts H1 Profit 

* Oman to offer three petroleum concessions in early August 

* Oman Chlorine Signs Non-Binding Letter Of Intent With Saudi's Basic Chemical Industries 


(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((