|15 January, 2020

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 15

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

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip ahead of U.S.-China trade deal signing 

* Oil prices slip on concerns U.S.-China trade deal may not boost demand 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Middle Eastern stocks gain on financials, Kuwait leads 

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches up as U.S. says China tariffs in place till Phase 2 deal

* Sudan reopens airspace after revolt quelled

* Iran makes arrests in plane shootdown, police crack down on protests 

* Japan says Middle East mission in self-interest as crude importer 

* ANALYSIS-Why the Ukrainian plane tragedy is unlikely to lead to global airspace rules 

* Lebanon security forces fire tear gas, clash with protesters near central bank 

* Former Barclays CEO suggested Qatari side deal in 2008, London court hears 

EGYPT

* Natural gas pumping from Israel to Egypt to start on Wednesday -statement 

* Egypt's central bank seen making fourth consecutive interest rate cut 

* Russian wheat offered lowest in Egypt's wheat tender 

* EXCLUSIVE-Lebanon's Bank Audi open to sale of Egyptian unit with right offer -CFO 

* Egypt's GASC says seeking local soyoil and sunflower oil in on Jan 16

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's TAQA And AlMansoori Petroleum Services Sign Agreement For Hydraulic Fracturing 

* Saudi's Emaar Economic City Gets MoF Nod On Deferral Of Loan Due Date 

* Saudi's CMA Licenses Securities Clearing Center Company 

* Saudi's CITC calls for applications to issue licences to foreign mobile virtual network operators 

* Banks lobby Aramco for incentive fee after slim IPO pickings -sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* London court orders Djibouti to restore DP World's rights over Doraleh port - WAM

* First Abu Dhabi Bank sells $500 mln sukuk

* UAE ADNOC agrees with Japan agency to store more than 8.1 mln barrels of crude

* Gulf Capital aims to triple newly acquired fertility firm's clinics, expand internationally

KUWAIT

* Kuwait 2020/21 budget forecasts no rise in overall spending

* Kuwait deficit to widen with 2020-2021 budget on lower revenues

* Kuwait Business Town Real Estate Board Approves Sale Of Investment Property To Unit

QATAR

* Qatar National Bank's 2019 net profit beats forecast with 4% rise

* Qatar's Gulf Warehousing FY Profit Rises

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain’s Mumtalakat raises $500 mln in Islamic bonds

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

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