Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 25

Asian shares rise as U.S. stimulus plans offset virus woes

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise as U.S. stimulus plans offset virus woes 

* Oil prices fall for 2nd session as COVID-19 lockdown concerns cast pall over demand prospects 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets in red; Kuwait up on banks 

* PRECIOUS-Gold ticks up on weaker dollar, U.S. stimulus hopes 

* U.S. will work with Israel to build on regional normalization agreements -Biden national security adviser 

* Saudi Arabia expects 'excellent relations' with Biden administration 

* Saudi sovereign fund to double assets in next five years to $1.07 trln - Crown Prince 

* Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread 

* IMF says Iraq has requested emergency assistance, talks ongoing 

* UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Tel Aviv  

* Yemen aid groups call on U.S. to revoke Houthi terrorism designation  

EGYPT

* Egypt begins COVID-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff  

* Suez Canal Bank Reduces Stake In Mohandes Insurance To 3.064%  

* Air Arabia Resumes Flights Between Alexandria And Doha  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia names Fahad al-Mubarak as new central bank governor 

* Saudi Oil Exports Value Down 39.8% In November - Official Data 

* Saudi's Almarai Q4 Profit Rises  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Tabreed Signs Agreement With Twofour54 To Cool Yas Creative Hub In Yas Bay 

* UAE's FAB Signs Service Level Agreement With Muscat Clearing And Depository 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's emir reappoints PM to form new cabinet after parliament standoff 

* Kuwait limits overseas airport arrivals after COVID variant detected 

* Central Bank Of Kuwait Allows Banks To Distribute 2020 Dividends 

BAHRAIN

* Gulf Air seeks Airbus, Boeing aircraft delays, acting CEO says 

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

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