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 lose steam on U.S. recession fears; kiwi dives on RBNZ signal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Uber-Careem deal boosts Saudi, real estate hurts Dubai 

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches up as equities retreat on recession fears 

* O/R -Oil prices edge higher, but future demand concerns cap gains 

* Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 bln deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East 

* U.S. top court backs Sudan over American sailors in USS Cole bombing case 

* Yemenis rally in support of Houthis to mark war anniversary 

* Army chief asks for Algeria's Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office 

* "It's not about the Benjamins," Netanyahu says of U.S. support for Israel

* Kuwait's oil minister says Kuwait seeks oil market stability - KUNA 

* U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran's Revolutionary Guards 

* Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli 

* 'We need Turkey to buy the Patriot' missile defense system -acting Pentagon chief

* Iraq halts crude loading at southern terminals due to weather - sources 

* Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios 

* Algeria's Sonatrach cuts April Saharan blend oil OSP

* Algeria's oil, gas production unaffected by unrest - IEA

* Yemenis rally in Sanaa to mark anniversary of war 

* Citigroup Appoints Elissar Farah Antonios As Cluster Head For UAE, Levant And Iraq 

* Iran president hits at Trump for recognising Golan Heights as Israeli - IRNA

* OPEC, non-OPEC plan next JMMC meeting on May 19 in Jeddah - sources

* Saudi Aramco building global gas business to cut carbon footprint 




* Egypt's GASC buys 120,000 tonnes U.S. soft red wheat in tender

* Qalaa Holdings Updates On Trial Operations of Egyptian Refining Co Project 


* Saudi's Al Tayyar aims to double online booking sales by end-2020 

* Saudi Aramco, Mcdermott sign deal for new oil services facility 

* MEDIA-Hedge fund Pharo Management spurns Saudi Arabia's $300 million after Khashoggi murder 

* Saudi Arabia extends domestic debt curve with new sukuk issue 

* Saudi's Kingdom Holding Sells Stake In Careem For 1.25 Bln Riyals 

* Saudi Telecom Says Will Receive Around $274 Mln From Careem And Uber Deal 

* Saudi's Al Tayyar Expects Gain Of SAR 1.78 Bln From Careem and Uber Deal




* Bahrain to use Huawei in 5G rollout despite U.S. warnings 



* Emirate of Sharjah to raise $1 billion with seven-year sukuk - source 

* UAE's Unikai Foods Seeks Shareholders Resolution On Co's continuity

* Dhabi Holdings Says Dominique Russo Appointed CEO Of Dhabi Group Of Companies 

* Dubai to allow small increase in school fees after freeze last year hit GEMS IPO 

* Emirate of Sharjah starts marketing seven-year dollar sukuk - source 




* Kuwait's Combined Group Contracting UAE Unit Signs Road Construction Contract 


(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((