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 shares rise as investors count on vaccine relief  

* Oil prices extend gains on COVID vaccine hopes  

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges up on softer dollar, Fed stimulus bets  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most Gulf markets higher; Egypt falls 

* Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi Aramco facility in Jeddah with rocket  

* G20 says it will strive for fair global access to COVID-19 vaccine  

* Iraq says Iran, Turkey and Saudi interested in its barley  



* Egypt's Sarwa Capital to issue 2.5 bln EGP in sukuk  


* Saudi Arabia will not reconsider VAT increase in short- to medium-term - minister 

* Saudi crown prince proposes holding two G20 summits a year  



* UAE to announce return schedule for Boeing 737 MAX "in timely manner"  

* Dubai developer Nakheel appoints new CEO  

* Dubai permits COVID-19 saliva tests for children 

* Abu Dhabi approves ADNOC $122 billion capex for 2021-2025 - WAM 


(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((