Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 6

Dollar wallows and stocks inch higher as stimulus eyed

  
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 Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar wallows and stocks inch higher as stimulus eyed 

* Oil prices struggle to hold five-month high amid pandemic worries

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses end mixed; Egypt extends gains

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies near record high as dollar stumbles

* Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135 

* World Bank says ready to mobilize financing for Lebanon blast recovery

* FACTBOX-Countries rally round Lebanon after Beirut blast 

* Lebanon Tribunal postpones verdict in Hariri case to Aug 18

* Pompeo says U.N. Security Council to vote next week on extending Iran arms embargo 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 410,000 tonnes of wheat 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi SAMBA posts 2.1% rise in Q2 profit on debt gains, fee income 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Foreign investment in Dubai plummets in first half 2020 

* Large fire in closed market in Ajman, UAE, under control - police 

* GP Global hires financial restructuring experts after lenders pull back 

QATAR

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Aug. 3

OMAN

* Oman to lift internal travel restrictions, reduce curfew 

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

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