Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 2

Asian stocks rise on vaccine hopes, eyes on U.S. payrolls

  
A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-Asian stocks rise on vaccine hopes, eyes on U.S. payrolls 

* Oil prices slip on demand fears as U.S. virus cases surge 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks buoy Qatar's index, DAMAC surges on buyout report 

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as U.S. data, vaccine hopes dent safe-haven demand 

* Saudi-led coalition starts military operation against Yemen's Houthis

* Khashoggi's fiancee hopes Turkish trial will reveal fresh evidence 

* UAE says residents, citizens cannot travel abroad for tourism yet 

* On a target date, Israel signals delay in West Bank annexation moves 

* Russia's Putin urges Turkey, Iran to help promote dialogue in Syria 

* Sovereign investors ill-prepared for crises, finds report

EGYPT

* Eni Makes Gas Discovery In Mediterranean Sea Offshore Egypt 

* Qalaa Holdings Q1 Loss Widens 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudis Threaten New Oil-Price War With OPEC Brethren - WSJ 

* Saudi's NCB Raises Largest Murabaha Facility In The Saudi Banking Sector 

* MOVES-Standard Chartered names Yazaid al-Salloom as CEO of Saudi business - memo 

* Tadawul Says Foreigners Buy A Net 4.94 Bln Riyals Of Stocks In June 

* Saudi retailer Alhokair to cut staff pay after full-year loss

* PREVIEW-Saudi Arabia may raise August crude oil prices to Asia - survey

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi's Masdar to boost its renewable capacity on new projects- CEO 

* UAE seeks to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots in its airlines 

* UAE's ADNOC sets July Murban crude official selling price at plus $1/bbl - document 

* Moody's upgrades TAQA's ratings to Aa3 following successful transfer of assets; stable outlook

* Dubai's DAMAC shares up 11% on report of acquisition interest 

* Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ends H1 With Total Available Liquidity Of $2.8 Bln 

* UAE's KBBO Group appoints advisers for debt restructuring 

QATAR

* Qatar Airways Reinstates 11 Destinations Worldwide On July 1 

* Luxury British department store Harrods to cut nearly 700 jobs

OMAN

* Oman notifies crude customers of 10% cut in allocations for September 

* Oman's Ominvest Concludes Sale Of 11.76% Stake In Oman Arab Bank To Arab Bank

BAHRAIN

* Moody's On Bahrain Says Plunge In Central Bank Reserves Highlights Acute External Vulnerability 

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

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