|05 February, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 5

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

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 stocks extend gains on firm Wall St, Fed outlook 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-FAB elevates Abu Dhabi, COMI lifts Egypt 

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices near 1-wk lows as investors look to riskier assets 

* U.S. oil prices edge up as market eyes tighter supply 

* U.S. Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

* U.S. calls on countries to take Islamic State prisoners from Syria

* EU concerned by Iran missile work, regional security role

* The dire debt numbers facing Lebanon's new government

* U.N. council pushes Yemen's warring parties to withdraw Hodeidah troops

* Hezbollah says will not use Lebanon health ministry funds for own benefit

* Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

* As EU-Arab summit approaches, more headaches than planned

* Pope decries "armed power", Yemen war on UAE trip

* In a quiet French village, a cleric plotted Iran's revolution

* Iran's top judge: EU preconditions for non-dollar trade channel "unacceptable"

* Saudi antiquities site, long seen as haunted, tries to woo visitors

* No plan for Mosul: chaos and neglect slow Iraqi city's recovery

EGYPT

* Al-Azhar's Imam calls on Muslims in the Middle East to "embrace" Christians

* IMF agrees to disburse fifth tranche of Egypt loan -minister

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's Almarai Signs Agreement To Acquire 100 Pct Stake In Premier Food LLC

* Saudi's CMA Approves Arab National Bank's Request To Increase Capital

* Saudi's CMA Approves Al Rajhi Bank's Request To Increase Capital

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 794.3 Mln Riyals Of Stocks Last Week

* British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists' torture

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Board Proposes FY Dividend Of 27.38 Pct

* Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Q4 Group Profit Rises

* Dubai plans e-commerce zone with investment of $545 mln

* On historic trip, pope meets UAE leaders, gets royal welcome

* Gunmen kill Dubai-owned P&O Ports exec in Somalia's Puntland

* DFSA Suspends Licence Of Morgan Gatsby Limited

KUWAIT

* VIVA Kuwait Board Proposes FY Dividend Of 40 Fils/Share

* Viva Kuwait FY Profit Rises

* Kuwait's Gulf Bank Q4 Profit Rises

* Kuwait's Sultan Center Says Unit Settles Dispute With Touristic Enterprises

* Kuwait's Independent Petroleum Group Q4 Profit Falls

* Kuwait Business Town Real Estate Buys Commercial Real Estate

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's budget deficit down 35 pct in 2018 year/year

OMAN

* Oman Aviation seeks adviser for multi-billion financing - sources

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

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