Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 19

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

  
An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia tenses for Fed call, oil slide boosts bonds 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf indexes fall on weak oil prices, real estate dampens Dubai 

* U.S. oil prices climb after tumble, but oversupply worries drag 

* PRECIOUS-Gold pulls back from 5-month top, investors await Fed outlook 

* Saudi 2019 budget boosts spending in bid to spur sluggish economy 

* U.S. Middle East peace plan to take advantage of technology -Haley

* U.S. State Department clears $3.5 bln sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey 

* Lebanon set to get new national unity government in days - politicians 

* Russia, Iran, Turkey back new Syria constitution body but fail to agree makeup 

* Libya's NOC declares force majeure on El Sharara oilfield 

* Iraq's parliament confirms cabinet ministers, but divisions remain 

* Blasts heard in Yemen's main port city on first day of truce - residents 

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egyptian Exchange Executes Purchase Offer By Orascom Investment On Sarwa Capital Shares

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi 2019 budget boosts spending in bid to spur sluggish economy 

* Saudi collected more than 50 bln riyals in 2018 from Ritz settlements - min 

* Saudi Aramco, Saudi Information Technology Company to form venture to invest in tech sector 

* BRIEF-Jabal Omar Development Intends To Issue Domestic Sukuk 

* Saudi king keeps cost-of-living allowances ahead of budget announcement 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ANALYSIS-Builders bruised by Dubai's real estate market woes 

* Borouge begins construction of 5th UAE polypropylene unit -statement 

* MOVES-UAE's FAB Securities cuts eight staff -sources 

* ADNOC, Cepsa award engineering contract to Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas 

* BRIEF-Dubai Investments Says DIPDC Considering Refinancing Sukuk 

* UAE's Utico plans stock market listing, hires ENBD Capital 

* UAE's Mubadala, EGA & Dubal Holding to develop water & power plant in Dubai 

QATAR

* WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Petroleum Corp to appoint new board, CEO -newspaper 

* BRIEF-Burgan Bank Obtains Central Bank Approval For Up To 150 Mln Dinars Bonds Issue 

OMAN

* Fitch downgrades Oman debt to junk status 

* Oman seeks international partners to develop Habhab oilfield- Oman Observer 

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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