Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 15

Asian shares hit all-time highs, oil rises on Middle East tensions

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares hit all-time highs, oil rises on Middle East tensions  

* Oil rises on fears of heightened tensions in Middle East  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil bolsters Saudi index as other Gulf markets slip 

* PRECIOUS-Economic recovery bets push platinum to over six-year peak  

* Syrian army says air defences intercepted 'Israeli aggression' over Damascus 

* Sudan says Ethiopian forces crossed border, raising tensions 

* Turkey says militants executed 13, including soldiers, police, in Iraq 

* Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine

* Lebanon's Hariri sees no way out of crisis without Arab support 

* Yemen donor conference expected in March, aid sources say 

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egypt's MM Group Says Ebtikar Restructuring Investments For Listing On EGX 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi-led coalition destroys explosive-laden drone fired by Yemen's Houthis - state TV 

* Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Houthis as terrorists, says Saudi U.N. representative 

* Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in coronavirus restrictions - SPA 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE swears in country's first ambassador to Israel -Dubai media office 

* Dubai property firm Emaar's 2020 profit plunges, DAMAC posts wider loss

* BRIEF-UAE M3 money supply Rises in December - Central Bank Data 

* BRIEF-Alvarez & Marsal Expands Middle East Team With Four Senior Appointments

QATAR

* BRIEF-Ooredoo Group Posts Q4 Loss 

* BRIEF-Qatar Electricity & Water FY Profit Falls 

* BRIEF-Qatar Islamic Bank Completes With HSBC A First Islamic Trade Facility In MENAT 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Al Ahli Bank Of Kuwait Posts Q4 Loss 

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Burgan Bank Q4 Profit Falls 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's economy to grow 3.3% this year, must cut public debt - IMF

OMAN

* Oman extends Omanisation by giving locals higher education jobs 

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


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