Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 16

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

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

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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-Asia shares subdued after May's Brexit vote defeat, pound steadies 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks buoy Saudi market, DAMAC drags down Dubai 

* Oil dips on global economic slowdown, but OPEC-led cuts provide support 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds firm on failed Brexit vote, Fed rate hike pause hopes 

* Saudi aide fired over Khashoggi murder still wields influence -sources 

* Iran satellite launch fails after U.S. warning 

* Fearing for Saudi teen's safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard

* U.N. to approve Yemen truce monitors on Wednesday -diplomats 

* OPEC+ firms up plan to meet on April 17-18 in Vienna -source

* Saudi Arabia sees domestic energy use falling, plans renewables push

EGYPT

* Egypt GASC buys 15,000 T sunflower oil, 60,000 T soyoil 

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenues fall to $461.5 mln in November - government website 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's SAGIA Initiates Investment License Process for Saudi Wind Project 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* First Abu Dhabi Bank raises $850 mln through sukuk 

* Abu Dhabi's Masdar to buy wind farm stakes from John Laing Group

QATAR

* QNB lifts quarterly profit on lending growth as Qatar weathers blockade 

* Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state

KUWAIT

* U.S. Sec of State Pompeo says to visit Kuwait "in coming days" -KUNA 

* Oman's Majis Industrial Services buys $400 mln stake in Utico

OMAN

* Oman's Majis Industrial Services buys $400 mln stake in Utico 

* National Bank Of Oman FY Profit Rises 

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


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