Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 2

Asian shares tick up but Omicron worries leave markets on edge

  
A man is seen at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

A man is seen at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

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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-Asian shares tick up but Omicron worries leave markets on edge 

* Oil rises as investors focus on OPEC+ decision amid growing Omicron fears 

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower as dollar uptick dims appeal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets rebound after virus-fuelled rout 

* First Omicron case in U.S. adds to global alarm over virus variant

* OPEC+ weighs output policy amid oil price slide, Omicron fears

* Iran makes nuclear advance despite talks to salvage 2015 deal 

* Turkey's Erdogan appoints new finance minister amid lira meltdown 

EGYPT

* Egypt's Mansour, General Motors to draw up plan to make electric cars 

* Egypt shuts Alexandria and Dekheila ports because of bad weather 

SAUDI ARABIA

* PREVIEW-Saudi Arabia may raise January oil prices to Asia

* Saudi's CMA Approves Offering Of Sahres Of Al-Jouf Healthy Water Bottling 

* NEOM And Volocopter Establish JV To Create World’s First Bespoke Public eVTOL Mobility System

* Red Sea International Announces Contract Sign Off With Baker Hughes Company 

* Yemen's racehorses battle starvation as war grinds on 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE announces its first case of the new COVID-19 variant - WAM 

* UAE's ADNOC to invest $127 bln in 2022-26 as oil, gas reserves rise 

* Dubai utility DEWA hires Citi, HSBC for top roles in IPO -sources 

* UAE ADQ, Taqa sign agreements with Kazakhstan sovereign wealth fund worth up to 22 bln UAE Dirhams

* Airline passengers entering Denmark from Doha or Dubai must take mandatory COVID-19 test - Danish health minister 

KUWAIT

* Ahli United Bank Re-Appoints Specialized Professional Advisors For Deal With KFH 

QATAR

* Masraf Al Rayan Announces Completion Of Legal Merger With Al Khalij Commercial Bank

* Soccer-Gay player Cavallo has no reason to feel unsafe in Qatar: WC tournament chief 

BAHRAIN

* EXCLUSIVE-Investcorp revs up to sell Italian motorcycle clothing brand Dainese - sources

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


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