|21 July, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 21

Stocks down as big rate cut hopes fade, dollar rises

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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-Stocks down as big rate cut hopes fade, dollar rises

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips from 6-year top on profit-taking, still up for the week

* Oil climbs as Middle East tensions offset demand worries

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi outperforms thanks to banks, other Gulf markets mixed

* Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

* Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

* U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

* Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

* Unaoil's former Iraq partner pleads guilty to bribery

* Libya's NOC declares force majeure at key Sharara oilfield after valve closure

* IMF urges Yemen government to pay public sector wages across country

* Lebanon needs public debt management plan -finance minister

* U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack

* Lebanese veterans tussle with security forces in budget protest

* EXPLAINER-What's at stake in Sudan's transition?

EGYPT

* British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

* Two killed in suicide bombing, four beheaded in Egypt's N. Sinai, sources say

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman - SPA

* Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security -SPA

* Lockheed awarded $1.48 bln Saudi missile defense contract

* Saudi Arabia's May crude exports hit lowest in over 1-1/2 years - JODI

* U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges

* Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy

* Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam

* Evercore set to lose out as Aramco reshuffles IPO roles -sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai's big spenders tighten purse strings

QATAR

* U.S. airline group says it had a 'productive meeting' with Trump on Qatar (Reporting by Dubai Newsroom)

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