Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 8

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

Kuwaiti stock trader Ali Fares watches a computer screen at the Kuwait Stock Exchange floor

Kuwaiti stock trader Ali Fares watches a computer screen at the Kuwait Stock Exchange floor

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, gold and oil whipsawed as Iran strikes pushes Mideast to brink

* Oil jumps as Iran rocket strike on U.S. forces jolts markets

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials boost UAE stocks; Saudis down on petchems 

* PRECIOUS-Gold races to near 7-yr peak after Iran strike on U.S. forces roils markets

* UAE energy minister sees no oil shortage in absence of 'catastrophic escalation'

* Iran's Guards warn against U.S. retaliation to Tehran's missile attacks - TV 

* Philippines orders citizens in Iraq to leave after Iran attacks U.S. forces

* U.S. security posture in UAE unchanged after Iraq strikes-embassy spox 

* Iran missile attacks target U.S. forces in Iraq; Trump says 'All is well!' 

* Japan says no change in Middle East deployment plans to protect ships -govt 

* Iranian official warns any U.S. retaliation will lead to regional war - tweet 

* Iraq's Kurdistan region's PM says discussed developments with Pompeo 

* Trump says Iran missile strike damage being assessed, will make statement Wednesday 

* U.S. FAA bans airlines from flying over Iraq, Iran after missile attack on U.S. troops 

* Iran's IRGC targeted Iraq's Ain Al-Asad air base - Iranian news agency Mehr 

* German soldiers in Erbil are fine after attack 

* Iran minister tells U.S.: "Get the hell out of our region" after attacks 

* Iran starts "second round" of attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq - Tasnim

* Pompeo, Esper arrive at White House after Iran attack on Iraqi base 

* Iran launches large attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq, Pentagon says 

* Sirens heard, American helicopters fly over Iraq's Ain Al-Asad air base -Al Mayadeen TV 

* Iran launches large attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq, Pentagon says 

* Six rockets landed at Iraq's Ain Al-Asad air base that contains U.S. Forces -Al Mayadeen TV 

* Attacks underway on multiple locations in Iraq -U.S. official 

* Trump briefed on reports of attacks on Iraq air base -White House 

* U.S. House committee sets Iran hearing, invites Pompeo 

* Rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting American forces -U.S. official 

* Stampede kills 56 at slain general's funeral as Iran vows revenge on U.S. 

* Pompeo tiptoes away from talk of 'imminent' attack planned by Iran's Soleimani 

Saudi minister gives Trump message from crown prince, meets UK defence minister 

* Trump says discussed oil prices, Middle East stability with Saudi minister 

* Iran's Zarif accuses U.S. of violating U.N. deal by denying him a visa 

* Iraqi president receives phone call from U.N. Guterres -Iraqi state TV 

* U.S. ready to finish any war started with Iran -Defense Secretary 

* Qatar leader, Trump discuss how to reduce tension in Iraq region - Al Jazeera 

* Iraq has received U.S. letter regarding troop withdrawal 

* Japanese ambassador to Lebanon requests more cooperation on Ghosn -statement

* Lebanon says it will take the necessary steps over Interpol red notice for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn 

* Egyptair suspends flights to Baghdad for 3 days 

* Philippines prepares to evacuate workers in Middle East on rising tensions 

* Turkish deal-making was lowest since at least 2011 -Ernst & Young 

* Saudi Arabia and Kuwait hire consultant to assess Dorra gas field - Kuwaiti paper 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks dip in second session 

* Omani minister in Iran says U.S. wants to reduce tensions - IRNA 

* Muslims should unite after Iran commander's killing - Malaysian PM 


* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Feb. 18-29 shipment 


* Saudi Arabia arrests wanted man in Eastern Province -state TV

* Saudi Aramco Says No Price Stabilisation Transactions Executed Yet

* Saudi Arabia grants license to Bank of China to open branch in kingdom - state news agency

* A Saudi family feud, a decade-long debt saga and a court's $14 billion decision


* Investors sell shares worth $490 mln in troubled NMC Health

* Forex firm Travelex says ransomware behind last week's cyberattack

* Dubai government splits CEO, chairman roles for state-backed companies - ruler

* Indonesia to sign billions of dollars of energy and trade deals in Abu Dhabi

* DMCC And Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone Sign MOU To Boost UAE-China Trade Ties Through Dubai


* Qatar central bank sells 600 million riyals of T-bills - statement


* Kuwait's CGC Unit Awarded Project To Develop Commercial Center In Jaber Al-Ahmad City


* Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat hires banks for dollar sukuk

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

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