Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 1

Asian shares open higher following stellar month of gains

  
Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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 shares open higher following stellar month of gains  

* Oil falls as OPEC+ talks delays raise supply concerns  

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches higher as virus spike hits vaccine optimism 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most log monthly gains on COVID-19 vaccine optimism  

* Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist's killing, Shamkani says 

* Turkey to impose curfew, weekend lockdown against coronavirus 

* OPEC+ postpones talks to Dec 3 amid disagreements - sources 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC seeking wheat for shipment Jan. 26-Feb 5 

* Egypt's finance minister expects disbursal of $1.6 bln of IMF funding by end-December 

* Egypt says case of Italian student's murder to be closed temporarily 

* Egypt's current account deficit shoots up in April-June 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israeli commercial planes to cross its airspace -senior Trump official 

* Natwest, Santander to sell more shares in Saudi British Bank -document 

* BRIEF-Saudi Aramco Announces Expansion Of Flagship Program To Increase Local Content And Boost Domestic Supply Chains 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Louis Dreyfus owner to settle Credit Suisse debt with ADQ deal -Bilanz 

* Dubai builder Arabtec says to proceed with liquidation 

* EXCLUSIVE-Abu Dhabi wealth fund in talks with KKR over Italian grid deal - sources 

QATAR

* Turkey sells 10% of Borsa Istanbul shares to Qatar 

* Qatar signs agreement with China's Yutong to manufacture electric buses 

KUWAIT

* French insurer AXA to sell Gulf operations for $269 mln to GIG 

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Al Baraka Banking Group EGM Approves Initiation Of License Conversion Of Parent Company 

OMAN

* Oman resumes issuing some tourist visas after COVID-19 suspension 

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

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