Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 15

Asia shares consolidate, China cuts another interest rate

  
Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Asia shares consolidate, China cuts another interest rate

* Oil rises on bargain-hunting, hopes for stockpile purchases

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf indexes end higher on hopes pandemic is reaching peak

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as investors lock in profits, recession fears limit losses

* Oil producers pin hopes for massive cuts on unprecedented stockpile purchases

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Aramco in talks with banks to borrow about $10 billion - sources

* Egyptian policeman, seven suspected militants killed in Cairo gunbattle

* Saudi Arabia resumes talks with Yemen's Houthis as truce falters

* Ship boarded by armed men in Gulf of Oman is released -UKMTO

* Gulf's migrant workers left stranded and struggling by coronavirus outbreak

EGYPT

* Egypt's East Port Said fees to be slashed and $50 million invested

* Lecico Egypt Says Lecico For Ceramic Industries Temporarily Closed Due To COVID-19 Case

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia starts marketing three-part dollar bonds

* Saudi Arabia affirms OPEC+ pact aims for market balance, stability

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC Health board replaced by administrators

* Air Arabia says market conditions to influence new airline launch but no delays yet

* UAE extends excise tax payment period for one month -statement

KUWAIT

* Kuwait committee lists ways to raise funds as debt law in doubt

QATAR

* Qatar Airways signs $850 mln financing deal with Standard Chartered

OMAN

* Oman orders government agencies to cut spending by at least 10%

* Oman's Salalah Port Services Q1 Profit Rises

* Oman's crude production up 12.83% in March

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

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