|11 April, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 11

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday

Image used for illustrative purpose. Investors watch monitors at the Dubai International Financial Market, May 20, 2010.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Investors watch monitors at the Dubai International Financial Market, May 20, 2010.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS- Growth woes douse rally in Asian shares, dollar slips 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai nears 5-month high, most major Gulf markets rise

* IMF says global economy cooling, coordinated stimulus may be needed 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near two-week high on dovish central banks 

* Oil prices fall on surging U.S. crude supply, economic slowdown

* Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

* France blocks EU call to stop Haftar's offensive in Libya

* Trump congratulates Israel's Netanyahu on election victory 

* Palestinians condemn Airbnb about-face on delisting Israeli settlements

* Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests 

* Deutsche Bank CEO wants more time to assess Commerzbank merger 

* Hezbollah warns U.S. over sanctions against Iran and allies

* Pompeo will not publicly back two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians

* Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines Says Govt To Buy Stake In Co 

* Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit Yemeni capital as violence flares 

* Iran bought corn, barley and soymeal in tenders - trade 

* Iran raises May crude prices for all regions -source

* Middle East Crude-Umm Lulu, Qatar Marine trade at premiums 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat in direct deal

* Egypt says re-testing French wheat cargo after initial rejection 

* Egypt blocks campaign site opposing constitutional changes - monitor

* EXCLUSIVE-Egypt withdraws from U.S.-led anti-Iran security initiative -sources

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Kingdom Holding CEO says didn't buy Aramco bonds

* Aramco bonds' modest gains suggest demand was inflated -sources 

* Saudi Aramco says it raises $12 bln from bond issue 

* Khashoggi's children deny considering settlement over murder

* U.S. Senate confirms Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Invest Bank Shareholders Approve Strategic Investment By Sharjah Govt 

* Invest Bank shareholders approve Sharjah government as controlling shareholder

* UAE energy minister says Russia committed to OPEC+ oil cuts

* Mubadala opens NY office to focus on financial services, private equity 

* Emirates NBD Sells Stake In Network International At 435 Pence/Share 

* Dana Gas says Q1 production 6 pct higher 

QATAR

* U.S. looking 'very closely' at Qatar-Air Italy deal -Pompeo 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait seeks up to $300 mln compensation over 2017 Jazeera collision 

* Kuwait raises May crude prices by 15 cents/bbl - source 

(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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