|11 July, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 11

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

Investors are seen at the Dubai Financial Market April 27, 2014.

Investors are seen at the Dubai Financial Market April 27, 2014.

REUTERS/Mounir Saidi

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks gain, dollar droops as Fed chair sets stage for rate cut

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 1-wk high as comments from Fed's Powell stoke rate cut bets

* Oil hits six-week high as storm builds in Gulf of Mexico

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Property firms bolster Dubai, oil prices lift Saudi 

* Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf -U.S. officials 

* Trump threatens to "substantially" increase sanctions on Iran 

* U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

* ANALYSIS-Assad hits a wall in Syrian war as front lines harden

* Media watchdog visited Saudi Arabia seeking journalists' release, amid Khashoggi uproar

* In hotbed of Sudan's uprising, activists torn over transition deal

EGYPT

* Egypt opens new international airport for trial period

* Egypt has bought 3.26 mln T local wheat in season so far -minister

* Egypt headline inflation falls to surprising 9.4% in June

* Egyptian digital payments company Fawry preparing for IPO

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's Ataa Educational to raise 348 mln riyals in IPO

* China's Sinopec signs pipeline contract with Saudi Aramco for Marjan oilfield

* Saipem CEO says Saudi contracts part of natural gas shift

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* CVC-led consortium to acquire 30% stake in Dubai's GEMS Education

* MEDIA-Etihad wants to participate in Jet Airways' insolvency process

* Russia and UAE's ADNOC discuss cooperation in LNG projects

* Abu Dhabi Government Partners With Aldar For AED 5 Bln Projects

KUWAIT

* Boursa Kuwait To Hold Auction For Sale Of Gulf Bank Share

* Qurain Petrochemical Completes Acquisition Of 60% Stake In Jassim Trasnport And Stevedoring

QATAR

* Qatar Airways signed $5 billion in unspecified deals in Washington -QNA

* Qatar Awards Raytheon About $2.2 Bln For Additional Air, Missile Defense Capability

* Qatar National Bank posts 4% increase in first-half net profit

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's BBK Completes $500 Mln Bond Issuance

(Compiled by Dubai Newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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