|08 August, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 8

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

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-Asia stocks paralysed, bonds electrified by recession risk 

* Oil dives after U.S. stock build; halves losses on talk of Saudi price action

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets bounce back as trade war simmers down 

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises on darkening economic outlook, rate cuts

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Aramco valuation gap persists as IPO talks resume–sources 

* Saudi, U.S. energy ministers express concern over threats to maritime traffic in the Gulf 

* Macron did not invite Iran's Rouhani to G7 summit - diplomat 

* Clashes erupt in Yemen's Aden, three dead 

* Turkey, U.S. agree to form joint operation centre for Syria safe zone 

* Tunisia's moderate Ennahda VP Mourou to run in presidential elections

EGYPT

* Egypt aims to attract 12 million tourists in FY 19/20 -document

* Egypt's Suez Canal Bank H1 Profit Rises 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco Expected To Report Net Income Of About $47 Bln For First Half Of 2019- Energy Intelligence 

* Saudi, Abu Dhabi showing "high interest" in investing in VF2 - SoftBank's Son 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's ADNOC acquires stake in VTTI oil storage business 

* Dana Gas H1 Profit Rises

* Fitch Ratings: GCC Islamic Banks to Continue M&A to Boost Competitive Position

* Moody's - Large UAE banks’ H1 profits rise on asset growth and non-interest income

QATAR

* Qatar issues 600 mln riyals in T bills - central bank

KUWAIT

* U.S. Court Rules For Agility In KGL Defamation Case

BAHRAIN

* Investcorp annual net profit up 5%, cuts private equity co-investments

OMAN

* China CNPC extends Oman oil production contract for 15 yrs

* Oman signs agreement with Mazoon Petrogas to produce oil from Wadi Aswad - Ministry tweet

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;))

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