|19 February, 2020

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 19

Asian shares nudge up as virus spread slows, euro fragile

Investors look at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 14, 2009. Image for illustrative purpose.

Investors look at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 14, 2009. Image for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares nudge up as virus spread slows, euro fragile 

* Oil gains as optimism grows economic impact of coronavirus outbreak may be brief 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egyptian stocks drop ahead of c.bank meet, Mobily weighs on Saudi 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds above $1,600 on fears over economic impact of virus

* POLL-Turkey's cenbank seen easing again with 50-point cut 

* Aramco Trading locks in long-term deal for Kuwaiti oil supply 

* IMF confirms staff visit to Lebanon this week

* Libya oil production at 123,537 bpd as of Feb.18 -NOC statement 

* NOC evacuates fuel vessels from Tripoli port, halts offloading after Haftar forces strike 

* Russian and Saudi energy ministers discuss cooperation within OPEC+ 

* Khamenei says voting in Iran's election 'a religious duty' 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's ATC signs first annual deal with KPC to buy Kuwaiti crude - sources 

* Saudi Arabia's Riyad Bank sells $1.5 billion 10-yr Islamic bonds 

* Grifols to help Saudi Arabia produce blood plasma medicines 

* Islamic Development Bank starts marketing dollar sukuk

* Saudi inflation up in January for second consecutive month 

* Saudi Arabia's crude oil stockpiles fall in Dec - JODI data

* Saudi's Mobily plunges on profit estimate miss 

* Saudi's Thob Al Aseel Qtrly Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC Health Says Continues To Seek Clarity From B R Shetty In Relation To Shareholding Arrangements 

* Emirates Telecommunications Board Proposes H2 Dividend

* National Bank Of Umm Al Qaiwain Says 11% FY Dividend Approved By UAE Central Bank 

* Deyaar Begins Handover Of Second Midtown District, Dania 

* Petrofac secures contracts worth $1.65 bln from state-owned ADNOC

* UAE's ADNOC awards $1.65 bln contracts for Dalma gas project

* DAE Receives Full Prepayment Of Note Receivable

* First Abu Dhabi Bank Says Arif Shaikh To Retire As Group CRO

* Dubai's Emirates NBD markets 10-yr kangaroo bonds

QATAR

* Doha Bank slumps on weak FY earnings

* Baladna Food Industries Board Appoints Malcolm Jordan As CEO For Baladna

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Aqar Real Estate Investments Q4 Profit Rises

BAHRAIN

* GFH And Its Investors Acquire 70% Stake In Marshal

OMAN

* Oman National Engineering And Investment Board Proposes FY Dividend

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

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