|19 February, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 19

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

Investors follow stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 6, 2009. .

Investors follow 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 Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares near 4-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi slips on profit-taking, banks drag Abu Dhabi lower 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady near 10-month high; palladium hits record level 

* Brent oil eases from 2019 highs as markets await trade talks outcome

* EXCLUSIVE-Saad Group seeks debt resolution under Saudi bankruptcy law - sources 

* US pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated - sources

* Saudi's military company eyes $10 bln revenue in next five years 

* US-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay 

* Iran's Khamenei warns government about deception by Europeans

* Yemen's parties agree to start stalled troop withdrawal from main port

EGYPT

* Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo -ministry

* Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt -tax chief

SAUDI ARABIA

* Indian state to move planned Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers protest 

* Saudi Arabia sells 9.376 billion riyals sukuk in monthly issue 

* Saudi visit highlights Pakistan' search for investment 

* S-Oil to supply $2.32 bln worth of oil products to Saudi Aramco's trading arm 

* Saudi's Mobily Posts Q4 Profit 

* Saudi Arabia crude exports fall to 7.690 mln bpd in Dec

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Raytheon wins $1.5 bln UAE air force contract 

* BREAKINGVIEWS-SoftBank adds to contradictions with Mubadala pun 

* Dubai's DMCC in talks with major coffee traders for new coffee centre 

* UAE armed forces sign contracts worth $1.58 billion with international firms at IDEX 

QATAR

* QIIB Appoints Banks As Joint Lead Managers, Bookrunners To Arrange Investor Meetings 

* Qatar Electricity And Water Shareholders To Approve Splitting Nominal Value

* Qatar's Nakilat Forms JV With McDermott For Fabrication Projects 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Petroleum Corp seeks LNG cargo for late March delivery - sources 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's BBK FY Profit Rises

* Bahrain's Investcorp Inaugurates India Office

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

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