Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 6

Asian shares gain after solid U.S. data, China edges up

  
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 Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares gain after solid U.S. data, China edges up 

* Oil rises, extending gains amid optimism over China coronavirus 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets steady; Aramco hits lowest level since IPO 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as virus fears offset robust U.S. data

* Canada urges Iran to send downed plane's black boxes to France 

* OPEC+ technical meeting drags on amid oil cut debate 

* U.N. watchdog sees no new Iranian violations of nuclear deal

* Clashes in Iraq's Najaf kill 8 after cleric's followers storm protest camp -medics

* Iran will back Palestinian armed groups as much as it can -leader

* HSBC appoints Stephen Moss as CEO for Europe, Middle East, Latin America

EGYPT

* Egypt's c.bank to auction $900 mln of one-year T-bills on Feb 10

* Egypt planted 3.18 million feddans of wheat this season - official

* Telecom Egypt Updates On Stance Of Stake In Vodafone Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Telecom must offer to buy remaining 45% in Vodafone Egypt - regulator

* Saudi Arabia cuts March Arab Light oil prices to Asia

* Banque Saudi Fransi FY Profit Rises

* Saudi's Arabian Centres Qtrly Profit Falls

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Aldar Properties Updates on Projects Handover

* UAE's TAQA FY Profit Falls

* Dubai Insurance FY Profit Rises

* Dubal Holding Signs MoU with EDF Group

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Feb 3

* ENOC Group Plans To Open 22 New Service Stations Across UAE In 2020

* Dubai airport sees first-ever annual drop in passenger traffic in 2019

QATAR

* Qatar National Bank raises $1 billion in seven-year bonds

* Qatar Airways swoops for RwandAir stake and eyes bigger LATAM holding

* Qatar's United Development FY Profit Falls

* Qatar Industrial Manufacturing FY Profit Falls

* Qatar Foundation rejects US university's reason for scrapping event after anti-gay backlash

* Qatar Airways CEO says interested in increasing stake in LATAM to 20%

* Qatar's Medicare Group FY Profit Falls

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Investcorp half-year earnings drop, assets rise to $31.1 bln

* Rallying-Bahrain to enter own team in 2021 Dakar

* Mumtalakat Partners With British Motorsport Group, Prodrive

* Bahrain central bank cuts one-month deposit rate

KUWAIT

* KFH Intends To Maintain AUB's Commercial Registration After Acquisition

* KFH Submits Intention Letter To AUB To Make Acquisition Offer

* Kuwait's Boubyan Bank hires arrangers for dollar sukuk

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

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