Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 15

Saudi and Qatar stocks tread water amid Delta fears

  
An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks march on; Treasury yields, dollar hit by weak consumer confidence

* Oil dips, little changed on week despite weaker demand forecasts

* PRECIOUS-Gold up as U.S. consumer sentiment dive eases early tapering fears

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi and Qatar stocks tread water amid Delta fears

* Qatar urges Taliban to cease fire at meeting in Doha

* At least 20 killed in Lebanon fuel tank explosion -Red Cross 

* OPEC sticks to 2021, 2022 oil demand forecasts despite virus challenges 

* U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions on alleged oil smuggler, companies linked to Iran's Quds Force 

* Nobody's running Lebanon, central bank boss says 

* U.S. discusses urgent need for Tunisia prime minister-designate -White House 

EGYPT

* Egyptian transport start-up Swvl sees profit by 2024

* Coca Cola HBC seals Egypt deal after first-half profit jump

SAUDI ARABIA

* Zamil Industrial Investment Posts Qtrly Profit

* Saudi Airlines Catering Qtrly Loss Narrows 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with Israel since normalisation

* Dubai's Damac Properties Q2 Loss Narrow

QATAR

* In desperation, U.S. scours for countries willing to house Afghan refugees 

* Qatar's new electoral law stirs up tribal sensitivities 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Agility says Q2 net profit increased 504% y-o-y

* Kuwait Investment Authority appoints Ghanem Al-Ghaniman as managing director - KUNA

OMAN

* Oman sets up hydrogen alliance to develop clean fuel industry 

* Oman deficit at $2.86 bln in June 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's GFH Q2 Profit Rises 

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


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