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|06 December, 2018

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 6

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

Image used for illustrative purpose. Traders monitor stock information at Dubai Financial Market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Traders monitor stock information at Dubai Financial Market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2017.

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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-U.S. stock futures slip, Asia follows after Canada arrests Huawei CFO

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil rally boosts Qatar, Saudi; Egypt hits one-year low 

* Oil prices dip as stock markets slide, but trading tepid ahead of OPEC meeting

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches higher as dollar dips amid risk aversion 

* OPEC, Russia move closer to cutting oil output 

* Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing 

* Israel gave no proof of border tunnels, says Lebanon's Berri

* Yemen peace talks set to start on Thursday in Sweden 

* With inflation at more than 20 percent, Turkey sticks to 5 percent target 

* Iran moves closer to adopting law against funding terrorism

EGYPT

* Egypt's non-oil business activity contracts in November, but pace of slowdown eases 

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Jan. 21-31 shipment 

* Traders say Egypt delays wheat payment guarantees, ministry dismisses criticism

* Egyptian court hands Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentences - sources 

* Egypt has not issued payment guarantee for 16 wheat cargoes - sources 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi private sector growth hits 11-month high in November -PMI 

* U.S. confirms its Iran envoy met Saudi energy minister in Vienna 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Mobily Signs 1.09 Bln Riyals Financing Agreement With ECA 

* Saudi crude supply rose to 11.3 mln barrels per day in Nov - source 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE private sector growth picks up slightly in November - PMI 

* Dubai's ruler snubs Kuwait request to release frozen funds - letter 

* Etihad in rescue talks with bankers for India's Jet Airways -sources 

* UAE says approaching GCC summit reflects continued strength of body 

* UAE economy to grow more than 3 pct in 2019 -official 

QATAR

* Qatar's Pearl gas-to-liquids plant operating at reduced production rate - Shell

* U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar

* Qatar's emir receives invite from Saudi king to attend Gulf Arab summit 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait says long-term cooperation agreement expected between OPEC, non-OPEC countries 

* Kuwait's Jazeera to decide between Airbus, Boeing order next year 

OMAN

* BRIEF-Oman's AHEC To Jointly Bid For A Project With Iran's OMEC In Oman 

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