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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares fall as markets await Fed meeting, taper timeline

* Oil falls as storm-hit U.S. supply trickles back into market

* PRECIOUS-Gold resumes retreat on dollar strength with all eyes on Fed

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi leads major Gulf bourses higher; Egypt falls 

* Blinken says U.S. to help foster Israel's ties with Arab states

* U.S. issues sanctions tied to supporters of Hezbollah, Iran

* UAE could invest further $1.4 bln in Britain this year, UK trade official says

* Yemen's Houthis execute nine men for involvement in Samad death 

* Iran's petrochemical, fuel sales boom as sanctions hit crude exports 

* Iran's fuel shipments violate Lebanon's sovereignty -PM 

* Algeria's former President Bouteflika dies at 84 


* Suez Canal revenues up 20% year-on-year to $563 million in August - canal authority 

* Egypt keeps interest rates steady for seventh straight time


* Saudi Arabia lifts suspension of Brazil meat imports from five plants 

* Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports hit six-month high in July 

* Saudi Telecom's tech business prices IPO at top of range 

* Al Hammadi Approves To Construct New Hospital To Replace Current Al Hammadi Hospital Olaya 

* Theeb Rent A Car Board Proposes H1 Dividend 


* UAE to give conglomerate favourable treatment after local hiring pledge 

* EXCLUSIVE-UAE central bank working to replace interbank rates - sources 

* Abu Dhabi cancels COVID-19 entry testing for UAE travellers 

* UAE rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights as 'incorrect' 

* BP, ADNOC And Masdar To Form Strategic Partnership 

* Alpha Dhabi Holding Acquires Additional 31.5% Of Pure Health Medical Supplies 

* Emirates seeks 3,000 cabin crew as operations ramp up 

* ADQ Enters Into A Definitive Agreement To Acquire Swiss-Based Acino 


* Qatar's Ooredoo, CK Hutchison to merge Indonesian telecom 


* GFH Submits A Pre-Conditional Voluntary Offer To Board Of KHCB 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((