|16 January, 2020

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 16

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

An investor walks through the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

An investor walks through the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-World stocks pause at record peak as markets assess U.S.-China deal

* Oil gains after U.S.-China trade deal, rise in inventories

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Oman leads Gulf higher; Saudi bucks regional strength

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds ground amid worries over Sino-U.S. trade deal

* Iranians bury dead from downed plane after days of rage on the street

* Iran rejects idea of a new "Trump deal" in nuclear row

* Lebanon protests turn violent for second night

* POLL-Turkish economy to pick up some pace in 2020 after stumble

* Lebanon cenbank governor has been asked to delay Eurobond swaps -source

* Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

* Too early to say Libya ceasefire has collapsed - Turkish defence minister

* Israel starts exporting natural gas to Egypt under landmark deal

* Sudan reopens airspace after revolt quelled

* OPEC expects lower demand for its oil as U.S. hits new milestone

* POLL-MENA fund managers to raise Saudi investments, maintain other holdings

EGYPT

* Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to finalize Blue Nile dam agreement this month

* Turkey summons Egypt diplomat after raid on Anadolu agency in Cairo

* Egypt issues new mining law regulations -cabinet

SAUDI ARABIA

* JPMorgan first major brokerage to rate Saudi Aramco 'overweight'

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* FOCUS-As Aramco hails record IPO, Abu Dhabi's ADNOC whips up $19 billion

* BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Department of Energy announces Green Bond Programme

* BRIEF-Shuaa Capital Board Approves Acquisition Of Market Making Businesses By Al Ramz

* BRIEF-UAE's Tabreed, Bee’ah Join Forces To Develop District Cooling Projects In Sharjah

* Abu Dhabi energy firm Masdar launches green REIT in UAE

* BRIEF-United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways Targets Zero Net Carbon Emissions By 2050

* UAE energy min says expects positive OPEC+ meeting in March

QATAR

* Qatar Airways CEO and past Boeing critic backs planemaker's new head

* Qatar Airways to continue to fly to Iran - CEO

* BRIEF-Qatar Islamic Bank FY Profit Rises

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Educational Holding Group Posts Flat Q1 Profit

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's Investcorp Announces $130 Mln Indian Real Estate Direct Lending Initiative

OMAN

* Oman's new sultan faces 'balancing act' as credit crunch looms

* BRIEF-Ooredoo Oman Q4 Profit Falls

* BRIEF-National Bank Of Oman FY Profit Rises

* BRIEF-Oman's Bank Dhofar FY Consol Profit Falls

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

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