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|21 January, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 21

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

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

DUBAI - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks calm as China slows, awaits Brexit news 

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks hurt Saudi, most Gulf markets fall 

* Oil rises to 2019 highs on strong China demand despite economic slowdown 

* PRECIOUS-Gold firm as rising risk appetite offsets Fed pause views

* Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij 

* Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman 

* EXCLUSIVE-Libya government, central bank fail to agree 2019 budget-sources 

* EXPLAINER-How pressing is Lebanon's financial challenge

* Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns 

* Divisions overshadow Lebanon's Arab summit as few leaders come to Beirut 

* INSIGHT-Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes towards Trump 

EGYPT

* Egypt H1 of year to June budget deficit 3.6 pct of GDP -presidency 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petchem plant in South Africa 

* Reuters Insider - Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital 

* BRIEF-Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 1.54 Bln Riyals Of Stocks Last Week 

* Saudi-led coalition's planes pound Yemen's capital 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Almarai Q4 Profit Falls 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Al Khodari Board Apporves To Use Statutory Reserve To Reduce Accumulated Losses 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Al Khodari Board Recommends Capital Decrease To Extinguish Accumulated Losses 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi's Aldar says makes $436 mln in plot sales in one day

* India's SBI says lenders awaiting SEBI decision on Etihad offer for Jet Airways - paper

QATAR

* Qatar emir to attend Beirut's Arab economic summit

* BRIEF-Qatar's Al Khalij Commercial Bank FY Profit Rises 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait announces initiative for $200 mln technology investment fund

* BRIEF-Ahli United Bank, Kuwaiti Unit In Discussions To Sell Combined Stake In KMEFIC

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's Alba Updates On Construction Works Of Line 6

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

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