Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 10

Asian stocks on backfoot as concern over Delta variant saps confidence

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks on backfoot as concern over Delta variant saps confidence 

* Oil steadies after hitting three-week low on pandemic restrictions 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains after sharp sell-off as dollar takes breather 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf bourses fall, tracking oil prices; Abu Dhabi gains 

* Blinken speaks to Saudi minister, repeats U.S. call for rights progress 

* Yemen's children toil at dangerous work, not school 

* Iran says one person dying of COVID-19 every two minutes 

* Three Lebanese killed in incidents related to fuel shortages -army statement, source 

* U.S. gives $165 million in new Yemen aid, urges others to follow 

* France's Macron calls on Iran again to return to nuclear talks

* Saudi Arabia's economy returns to growth after pandemic slump

* INSIGHT-How sustainable are sovereign wealth funds 

EGYPT

* Egypt, Israel discuss liquefying Israeli gas at Egyptian plants -joint statement 

* Egypt receives first batch of J&J COVID-19 vaccines 

* EGX Says Mandatory Purchase Offer Implemented On 298.6 Mln Shares Of Blom Bank Egypt 

* CI Capital Holding Q2 Consol Profit Rises 

SAUDI ARABIA

* S.Arabia posts second-quarter deficit of 4.6 billion riyals 

* Saudi Aramco scouting for more deals to offer to investors

* Saudi Exchange Announces Listing Of Banan Real Estate On Parallel Market 

* Saudi's Dallah Healthcare Qtrly Profit Rises 

* Saudi's Red Sea International Qtrly Loss Widens

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Arkan Shareholders Approve Strategic Combination with Emirates Steel

* Air Arabia Says H1 Net Profit 44 Mln Dirhams

* Ajman Bank Q2 Profit Falls 

* Bidders line up for Haifa port with final sale in sight

* Hambro Perks Oryx Fund Backs Sarwa In $15 Mln Series B Round

QATAR

* Qatar Islamic Insurance H1 Profit Falls 

BAHRAIN

* Gulf Air Restors Double Daily Direct Passenger Flights To London Heathrow 

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


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