Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 15

Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near 1-month lows

  
Investors speak in the lobby of the Dubai Financial Market after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 8, 2020.

Investors speak in the lobby of the Dubai Financial Market after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near 1-mth lows  

* Oil holds near one-month highs as demand forecasts raised 

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as dollar stalls ahead of U.S. retail sales, jobless claims data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads major Gulf markets higher; Egypt retreats

* U.S., European powers warn Iran over 'dangerous' uranium enrichment move  

* U.S. lawmakers to 'review' UAE arms sale after Biden opts to go ahead 

* Show us the money: Erdogan pressed over $128 billion used to support lira 

* Lebanon's Central Bank calls for swift action to curb subsidies  

* IEA ups oil demand forecast as vaccinations brighten outlook  

EGYPT

Arrested Suez ship fit for onward passage, manager says  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Yemen's Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Jazan  

* UK PM acted on plea from Saudi Crown Prince over axed Newcastle United deal -Daily Mail 

* Saudi official: Expanded talks should follow any Iran nuclear deal 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-NMC sues Dubai bank in $6 billion UAE debt row - sources 

* Dubai logistics firm Tristar drops IPO plans 

* Abu Dhabi's Etihad in talks to divest Air Seychelles stake 

* Fitch Ratings gets UAE regulator license  

QATAR

* Non-Qatari investors to be able to own 100% of listed companies' capital 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait cenbank says it has told banks to appoint Kuwaitis in leadership roles 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Gulf Air makes progress in delaying jet deliveries 

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

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