|22 January, 2020

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 22

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

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-China stocks tumble on virus outbreak, but regional markets steady 

* Oil declines as market surplus forecast counters Libya worries 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt extends losses in subdued Gulf

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as markets assess risks from China virus

* POLL-Gulf economies to pick up this year following spending spree 

* Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyse downed plane's black boxes

* GE granted license to help investigate Ukrainian plane downed by Iran

* U.S. decries Iran threat to withdraw from global nuclear treaty 

* Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it 'ridiculous' 

* In Chirac's shadow, Macron steps into Jerusalem's symbolism

* Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza border attack

* South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz 

* Lebanon forms government with backing of Hezbollah and allies 

* Lebanon needs foreign support, decision on Eurobond -finance minister

* Syria cracks down on exchange firms to halt currency collapse

* Sudan doesn't have foreign reserves to protect value of the pound -prime minister

* Libya's NOC says oil operations can only be resumed by ending closures -Tweet

* Two protesters killed as Iraqi police struggle to stem unrest 

* EXCLUSIVE-BP pulls out of Iraq's Kirkuk field as expansion plans stall

* Tunisia's designated PM vows to tackle economic, social ills 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone

* Saudi energy minister welcomes Russia's Novak reappointment 

* Saudi energy minister understands nobody in Russia considering exiting OPEC+ 

* Aramco IPO proceeds to fund Saudi industry, including defence - finance minister 

* Poland's PKN to increase monthly oil purchases from Saudi Aramco 

* Saudi Arabia begins sale of triple-tranche dollar bond 

* Saudi Dec CPI up 0.2% y/y, first yearly increase in 2019 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai registers 16.7 million tourists in 2019, Chinese visitors rise 

* UAE to spend $136.1 mln on infrastructure after floods

* Dubai's DP World takes 44% stake in Swissterminal Holding 

* Dubai state fund chief to chair developer Nakheel

* Air transit hub UAE ready to handle coronavirus cases - ministry 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's GFH sets yield for $300 mln 5-year sukuk at 7.5% 

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

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