|17 July, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 17

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-Asia shares subdued, dollar benefits as sterling suffers 

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips on firm dollar; trade concerns, rate-cut bets cap losses 

* Oil prices gain, U.S. crude little changed after inventory data

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets up as risk sentiment improves, Saudi hits 2-mth high 

* U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes 

* Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf 

* Iran set to invest in south Indian refinery, says ambassador

* Jordan appoints new ambassador to Qatar, two years after downgrading ties

* Gulf conflict would see oil prices spike, ease, jump again - research

* Britain plans additional warship presence in Gulf

* Fire at Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halts crude loading - Iraqi officials 

* Prospect of Saudi support lifts Lebanon dollar bonds 

* Tunisia's foreign currency reserves rise after it sold bond

EGYPT

* EBRD looks to boost equity investments in Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia approves new tendering and procurement law 

* Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones targeting Abha and Jizan airports

* Saudi wealth fund said to buy stake in JV from Aramco, Jacobs - Bloomberg

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-UAE plans oil trade overhaul to boost Middle Eastern clout

* Emirates to launch flights to Mexico City via Barcelona

* Dubai's Amlak close to restructuring $1.2 bln with creditors - Bloomberg Z

* Dubai Islamic Bank Q2 Profit Rises

OMAN

* Oman's OCTAL secures $625 mln in loans

QATAR

* Qatar's Commercial Bank H1 Profit Rises

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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