Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 6

U.S. jobs data, dovish Fed comments boost equities

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. jobs data, dovish Fed comments boost equities

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets recover on financials, Qatar leads

* Oil rises on China-U.S. talks, gains capped by U.S. fuel build

* PRECIOUS-Gold slides after solid jobs data; palladium crosses key $1,300 mark

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks edge up after Saudi Arabia raises OSPs

* Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

* U.S. says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

* Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to U.S. waters

* U.S. says has yet to see credible version of Khashoggi's killing from Saudis

* Dozens protest near Khartoum, organisers say leader detained

* Turkish 2018 trade deficit shrinks 28.4 percent

* Qatari Asian Cup organiser arrives in UAE after flight hiatus

* Libyan authorities seeking 37 suspects over attacks on oil, military facilities

* Iran says despite U.S. sanctions, it has found new "potential" oil buyers

EGYPT

* Egyptian explosives expert killed defusing bomb near church in Cairo -state TV

* Ethiopia expects Nile dam to be ready to start operation in late 2020

* Egypt to auction $750 million in one-year dollar T-bills - C. Bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* U.N. rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case "not sufficient"

* Soccer-Italy's Serie A under fire for men-only seats in Saudi final

* Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalties in Khashoggi case

* Saudi Arabia may need extra time to privatise soccer clubs

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* U.N. calls on UAE to release rights activist Mansoor

QATAR

* Former Barclays bosses face London trial over Qatari cash call

* Soccer-Rummenigge defends Bayern's Qatar training camp

* Qatar cuts December crude oil prices - sources

* Qatar central bank sells 500 mln riyals of T-bills

* Qatar GDP growth accelerates to 2.2 pct y/y in Q3

KUWAIT

* Kuwait resumes port operations at three ports - KUNA

BAHRAIN

* U.N. rights office tells Bahrain: Release activist Rajab

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

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