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-Rising bond yields spook world shares as investors look to Powell 

* Oil prices firm on prospect of OPEC+ maintaining supply cuts, drop in U.S. inventories 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Property shares lift Dubai bourse, Saudi strong ahead of OPEC+ meet 

* PRECIOUS-Firm U.S. yields keep gold pinned near 9-month low  

* New attack on Iraqi air base fits profile of Iran-backed militia, U.S. officials say  

* Saudi-led coalition destroyed a drone launched towards Khamis Mushait -state TV 

* Israel accuses Iran of link to oil spill off its shores 

* U.S officials have met Yemen's Houthis as Washington seeks end to war -sources  

* An ancient monastery in Iraq is a symbol of Christian survival  

* Rising Turkish inflation puts rate hike option back in focus 

* Lebanese president asks central bank to investigate currency tumble  



* Egypt's TMG Holding FY Consol Profit Falls  

* Medical Packaging FY Profit Falls  

* Egyptian Exchange Says Mahmoud Shafiq Reduces Stake In Lift Slab Misr To 7.4% 

* Telecom Egypt Plans Launching HARP, A New Subsea System Circling African Continent 

* North Upper Egypt Development And Agricultural Production Posts FY Consol Loss



* APICORP sells $250 million in reopened bond deal 

* U.N. rights experts urge Saudi Arabia to release three young Shi'ites 

* Southern Province Cement Board Proposes 2.5 Riyals/Share H2 Dividend 

* Arriyadh Development Board Accepts Resignation Of Ali bin Abdullah Al-Hassoun As CEO 

* Saudi's Al Alamiya Board Proposes Not To Distribute FY Dividend 

* Jadwa REIT Saudi Fund Intends To Seek Regulatory Approval For Real Estate Asset Acquisition 

* U.S. urges Saudi Arabia to give up special developing nation status at WTO 

* Total And Zahid Group Join Forces To Develop Solar Energy In Saudi Arabia 

* Khashoggi report unlikely to impact Saudi sovereign rating -S&P Global 

* Saudi Arabia's Alhokair to take stake in e-commerce platform VogaCloset 

* S&P launches ratings for Saudi local currency debt



* Emirate of Sharjah sells $1.25 billion in bonds 

* ADX Introduces 'Trade At Last' Session For Trading Securities At Their Closing Price 

* Spotify competitor Anghami to become first Arab tech company to list on Nasdaq 

* Abu Dhabi fund, CVC, among suitors for $1 bln NMC hospital business 

* ADNOC lifts crudes destination restrictions before Murban futures launch 

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Feb 3 

* Tabreed and IFC To Set Up A District Energy Investment Platform 



* Vaccine rollouts supporting oil market recovery hopes -Kuwait minister 



* Bahrain's SWF discusses investment opportunities with Israel's National Economic Council - Embassy 

* Food trucks park for free in Bahrain mall to ease COVID-19 finances 



* Oman Cables Industry Appoints Ramon Pallares As Acting CEO 

* Oman agrees $2.2 billion loan with large group of banks - sources 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((