|04 December, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 4

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

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 Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares slide as Trump raises spectre of longer, wider trade war 

* Oil rises before OPEC+ meet, lifted by drop in U.S. crude stocks 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi rises on strong private sector data, Egypt extends losses 

* PRECIOUS-Gold near 1-month high as trade drag lifts safe-haven demand

* Institutions have subscribed for 5.9 bln shares of Aramco IPO - lead bankers 

* Iraq oil minister says OPEC prefers deeper cut 

* Lebanese politicians suggest progress in government talks 

* Rockets hit base hosting U.S. forces in western Iraq 

* Macron says time for Turkey to clarify ambiguous stance on Islamic State 

* Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters in nationwide unrest 

* World has not done enough over Khashoggi killing- UN investigator 

* UAE praises Syria's Assad for 'wise leadership', cementing ties 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks rise, Saudi hikes light crude prices to Asia 

EGYPT

* Egypt's foreign reserves rise to $45.354 bln in November 

* Egypt's GASC buys 295,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in tender 

* Egyptian Satellite Awards Tender To Thales To Manufacture Nilesat 301 Satellite 

* Egypt to issue first corporate sukuk within weeks - official 

* Housing And Development Bank Nominates Hassan Ghanem As Chairman And MD 

* Zahraa Maadi Board Approves To Submit Offer To Heliopolis Housing To Buy 34-Feddan Land 

* Egypt's non-oil private sector shrinks to slowest in over two years -PMI 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Middle East Specialized Cables Apppoints Fawaz Al Muqbil As Group CEO 

* Saudi's ABO Moati Opens New Store In Riyadh 

* Al Moammar Information Systems Gets IT Systems Supply And Installation Contract 

* Saudi non-oil private sector gains momentum but no employment boost -PMI 

* Saudi's National Building And Marketing Qtrly Profit Rises 

* Saudi raises light crude prices to Asia to six-year high 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* DP World Says Unit Unifeeder Acquires 77% Stake In Feedertech Group 

QATAR

* Qatar central bank sells 600 million riyals of T-bills 

* Qatar Petroleum announces 5-Yr naphtha sale agreement with Shell 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Gulf Air And Lebanon's Middle East Airlines in code share partnership - Gulf Air press release 

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

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