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-Asia stocks in cautious mood, dollar near 1-mth lows 

* Oil falls after OPEC+ sticks to raising supply amid demand doubts 

* PRECIOUS-Gold little changed as U.S. jobs data looms 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai index at highest in over 2 years; Saudi dips

* OPEC+ sticks to gradual oil output hikes, ups demand forecast

* White House says it is 'glad' OPEC+ will gradually increase oil production 

* Israel opposes Biden plan to reopen U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem 

* France, Germany urge Iran to return speedily to nuclear deal talks




* Suez Canal on rails' - Egypt signs $4.5 bln high-speed rail deal 

* Egypt's GDP growth at 7.7% in Q4 2020-21 - cabinet 



* PREVIEW-Saudi Arabia may cut October crude prices for Asia 

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 2.99 Billion Riyals Of Stocks In August 



* Abu Dhabi's TAQA looks at possible sale of oil, gas assets 

* NMC creditors approve plan to take control of firm's units, end administration 

* Abu Dhabi equities market to launch derivatives offerings in Q4 -statement 

* Board of UAE's Agthia approves acquisition of snacks group BMB 



* Kuwait's NBK Appoints Mohammad Yousef Bader Al Kharafi As Group Operations Head

* Kuwait's Burgan Bank Obtains CBK Approval On Capital Increase Through Rights Issue 



* Investcorp hires global head of institutions


(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((