Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 14

World stocks hit record high as bond yields ease with inflation fears

  
Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks hit record high as bond yields ease with inflation fears 

* Oil maintains upward momentum but virus concerns cap gains 

* PRECIOUS-Gold unchanged after early spike as firm bond yields offset weak dollar 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials drag major Gulf markets lower 

* EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks, FX muted ahead of U.S. inflation data; Alibaba gains

* JPMorgan downgrades emerging market currencies to 'underweight' 

* China push for global power tops U.S. security threats - intelligence report 

* OPEC raises 2021 oil demand growth forecast on hopes virus impact wanes 

* Iran to begin 60% uranium enrichment after nuclear site incident 

* Dislodged ship held in Suez Canal as talks continue over $916 mln claim 

* Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media 

* Stalled Pfizer deal clouds Israel's hopes of swift herd immunity 

* Lebanon to ask Russia for help restoring port, building power plants 

* Syria's Assad dismisses central bank chief Karfoul

* Turkey plans April 24-May 4 Afghanistan peace summit 

* Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency 

* Israel to allow limited entry of foreign tour groups in May 

* Sudan due to send first delegation to Israel next week, sources say 

* Lebanon's president says new maritime claim needs government approval 

* Iran sees record spike in COVID cases after holiday travels

* Jordan makes no purchase in tender for 120,000 tonnes feed barley - trade 

EGYPT

* Sudan PM calls Egyptian, Ethiopian counterparts to a summit - SUNA 

* Ship insurer says Egypt seeking $916 mln over Suez Canal blockage 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Maire Tecnimont wins $500 mln order in Saudi Arabia, shares rise 

* MEDIA-Saudi Arabia's Alfanar eyes sale of majority stake in India wind power assets - Mint

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE

* Dubai Islamic Bank breaks pricing record for Gulf AT1 bonds 

* Dubai's DP World seeks $210.2 mln in damages from Djibouti - documents 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait court orders pre-trial detention of former premier, newspapers say 

OMAN

* Musandam Power Q1 Loss Widens 

* Oman's PDO appoints Shell's Phimister as managing director 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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