|13 February, 2020

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 13

Jump in new coronavirus cases stymies stock rally

An investor follows stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 6, 2009.

An investor follows stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 6, 2009.

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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-Jump in new coronavirus cases stymies stock rally

* Oil rises for third day as coronavirus impact may spur output cuts

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Middle Eastern stocks decline as Qatar leads losses

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains as surge in virus cases dents risk-taking

* OPEC says coronavirus to trim 2020 oil demand, weighs output cut

* IMF says Lebanon requests technical help on economy, debt

* Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

* NATO willing to expand Iraqi training mission to meet Trump demand

* Lawyers ask U.S., Britain to arrest UAE officials for war crimes in Yemen

* Sudan to continue to subsidise bread but with "justice" -trade minister

* EU to give Turkey more time to avoid tax blacklisting - sources

* Iraqi authorities reopen Baghdad bridge shut for months by protests

* U.N. report names 112 companies doing business with Israeli settlements

* Iran vows "crushing response" to any Israeli action against regional interests

* SoftBank executive flags some 50 'winners' in $100 bln Vision Fund

* Softbank's Vision Fund 2 stalls as key backers opt out

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Alexandria Mineral Oils Signs MoU With Chevron International

* Italy's Edison starts exploratory drilling for gas in Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Russian, Saudi firms discuss joint projects, $10 bln investment - RDIF

* Saudi Arabia cuts March crude supply to some Asian buyers - sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Q4 Profit Edges Up 

* Dubai court rules against superyacht freeze order in divorce battle 

* First Abu Dhabi Bank sells 450 mln sterling bonds 

* Dubai developer Emaar sees fourth quarter profit slip

* UAE's Dana Gas receives bids for Egyptian assets 

* BRIEF-Dubai Islamic Bank FY Profit Rises 

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar's QAMCO Posts FY Profit Of 80 Mln Riyals 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Zain Kuwait Q4 Profit Up 8%

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's GFH Q4 Profit Falls 

* BRIEF-National Bank Of Bahrain FY Profit Rises 

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

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