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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks rally, battered bond market tries to steady  

* Oil prices climb after progress on huge U.S. stimulus bill  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-U.S. report on Khashoggi weighs on Saudi shares  

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises 1% on weaker dollar, U.S. stimulus cheer  

* Iran dismisses idea of talks with EU and U.S. to revive 2015 nuclear deal  

* Syria says Israel attacks areas around southern Damascus  

* U.S. envoy on Afghan peace process to visit Afghanistan, Qatar for talks 

* Israeli-owned ship in Dubai for assessment after explosion  

* Qatar's emir holds call with Saudi crown prince - emir's office 

* Russian helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria - Defence Ministry 



* Commercial International Bank Q4 Profit Falls  

* Egypt's M2 money supply up 19.8% in January - central bank  


* Aramco seeks one-year extension on $10 billion loan -sources 

* Saudi civil aviation authority allows Boeing 737 max planes to return to service  



* ADCB Signs Agreement To Acquire Portfolio Of About 1,000 Mortgages From Abu Dhabi Finance  

* Tabreed Expands R&D Funding Commitment to Boost Efficiency And Sustainability  


* Qatar Islamic Insurance FY Profit Rises  

* United Development Signs Agreement Of General Corporate Banking Facilities For QAR 500 Mln  


* Bahrain set to allow higher deduction from oil sales for reserve fund  

* Bahrain's SICO FY Profit Falls  

* APM Terminals Bahrain FY Profit Rises  

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((