Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 14

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

  
An investor (L) gestures to an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 24, 2010.

An investor (L) gestures to an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 24, 2010.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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-Asia stocks wait on Sino-US talks, China trade data

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks drag Qatar to 3-month low, Saudi gains

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises on hopes of Fed pause; trade talks in focus

* Oil rises on hopes for U.S.-China trade spat breakthrough

* U.S.-Libya forces raid al Qaeda site in Libyan city of Ubari -Libyan official

* EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain

* U.S. House backs measure to end U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen war

* Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards

* Three Syrians arrested in Germany and France for suspected crimes against humanity

* U.S. charges former Air Force officer for spying for Iran

* Netanyahu meets Omani FM, hints other Arab states warming to Israel

* UN court rules it has jurisdiction to hear Iran claim against U.S. over assets

* Airbus poised to axe A380 as Emirates reviews demand -sources

* Libya dreams of mega port in history-laden east

* COFCO Int'l eyes sugar assets in Brazil - softs head

EGYPT

* Egypt to allow imports of Serbian wheat - agriculture ministry

* Orascom investment holding shares jump 5 pct on Egypt's stock market

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi king launches $8 billion in development projects in capital

* Saudi envoy says kingdom to lift travel warning for Lebanon

* Saudi court rejects AHAB’s filing under bankruptcy law

* Saudi's CMA Approves Al Bilad Bank's Capital Increase Request

* Saudi's Al Khodari plunges to life low on accumulated losses

* Saudi's PIF to raise stake in ACWA Power, to expand overseas

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Zain Group Q4 Net Income Up 59 Pct

* KFH Gets C.Bank Approval To Commence Due Diligences On AUB Acquisition

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Aldar Properties FY Profit Falls

* Mubadala's venture capital unit to launch $400 mln European fund - exec

* Dubai's Marka FY Loss Narrows

* Emaar Malls FY Profit Rises

* Dubai Investments Agreed To Acquire 66 Pct Shares Of Globalpharma For $36.3 Mln

* UAE's Etisalat FY Profit Rises

* UAE's United Arab Bank FY Profit Rises

* Abu Dhabi's Tawazun Economic Council launches $680 mln security, defense fund

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Ithmaar Holding Q4 Loss Narrows

QATAR

* Qatari stake in Rosneft paves way for global energy deals - Doha envoy

* Qatar Petroleum signs 5-year light naphtha sale agreement with Marubeni

* INSIGHT-Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner building bailout

* Merging Qatar banks to cut more than 150 jobs, Barwa boss to be CEO -sources

OMAN

* Oman's actual budget deficit 2.7 bln rials in 2018 - ONA

* Oman's January oil output around 970,000 bpd - news agency

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

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