Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 30

Equities markets limp to finish line after volatile week 

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities markets limp to finish line after volatile week 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall Street surge buoys Gulf, Saudi banks strong

* Oil prices steady near year-and-a-half lows ahead of New Year O/R

* Middle East Crude-Dubai softens; PetroChina gets 13 cargoes 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 6-month high on softer dollar, tumultuous stocks 

* GRAPHIC-Take Five: The Year of the Bear! World markets themes for the week ahead 

* Russia, Turkey discuss coordination in Syria after U.S. withdrawal

* Bomb kills three Vietnamese tourists, Egyptian guide near pyramids -officials 

* Egyptian forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed 

* Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part 

* UAE reopens Syria embassy in boost for Assad 

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

* UAE civil aviation: rescue helicopter crashed, all crew dead 

* Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war

EGYPT

* Deposed Egyptian presidents come face to face in court 

* Egypt's central bank holds interest rates 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia: Govt reshuffle was expected as its four-year term was up

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's TAQA Says TAQA Atrush Increases Working Interest In Atrush Block By 7.5 Pct

* Dubai's Arabtec Unit Gets AED 222 Mln Construction Contract At Villanova 

QATAR

* Qatar's Pearl gas-to-liquids plant back to normal production rate-Shell 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Unicap Receives Purchase Offer For Stake In Iskan Oman Investment 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain says no interruption to diplomatic ties with Syria

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

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