Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 4

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

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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 near 8-month highs, U.S.-China talks in view

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emirates NBD jumps to 11-year high, lifts Dubai 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains as dollar eases; focus on U.S.-China talks 

* Oil prices mixed, Brent edges up towards $70 level 

* UAE female pilot vying to head aviation council pledges neutrality in Qatar rift 

* Aramco tapped Allianz's El-Erian as informal adviser before bond roadshow

* Saudi women activists back in court as West watches

* Saudi Arabia pledges $1 bln for Iraq at start of economic visit 

* BACKSTORY-Interviewing Islamic State detainees in Syria

* Lucid Motors Closes $1Bn+ Investment From The Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia

EGYPT

* Egypt foreign reserves rise to $44.11 bln at end-march -cbank

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi grants fixed-line telecoms licence to ITC - SPA

* Saudi Arabia's AlRajhi and Dubai's Al Ghurair eye SAGO flour mills- sources

* AMC Theatres pursues Saudi expansion despite journalist's killing

* Saudi-led group wins tender to build gas pipeline in Bulgaria

* Saudi Arabia's SAGO ready to buy this season's local wheat - SPA

* Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts two drones launched by Houthis -SPA

* U.S. senators seek details on nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai logistics firm Tristar seeks banks to advise on IPO - sources

* Dubai's Emirates NBD to buy Turkey's Denizbank for $2.8 bln in revised deal

* UPDATE 1-UAE's ADNOC raises March Murban crude OSP to 5-mth high

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended April 1

* UAE's RAKBANK Concludes Issuance Of $500 Mln Bond

KUWAIT

* No concerns about kerosene exports after refinery fire - KNPC

* Bahrain's AUB Says Due Diligence On KFH Merger In Progress

* Fire in a kerosene unit at Mina Abdulla refinery is under control - KUNA

BAHRAIN

* Saudi King Salman visits Bahrain

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

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