|25 July, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 25

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

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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 shares edge up before ECB decision, euro near 2-mth lows 

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips on firmer dollar, profit-taking; focus on ECB outcome

* Oil advances as markets eye MidEast worries, but weak demand outlook caps gains

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai extends gains on Emaar, other Gulf markets mixed

* Top Khamenei aide says no talks with U.S. under any circumstances

* POLL-Oil output cuts weigh on growth outlook for Gulf Arab economies 

* U.S. Senate sets vote on Trump's Saudi weapons vetoes 

* Oman hires banks for dollar bond after cutting deficit 

* Jazeera cites Iran official warning of confrontation if Hormuz status changed 

* Kuwaiti, Saudi officials discuss resuming Neutral Zone oil production - KUNA 

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* Sudan military says it thwarts coup attempt, arrests senior officers 

* Stena Bulk says it spoke to seized tanker's crew, all safe and well 

EGYPT

* IMF says Egypt can draw final $2 bln from $12 bln loan program

SAUDI ARABIA

* Fitch Says Saudi Banks See Weaker Asset Quality but Firmer Profitability Metrics 

* MEDIA-Saudi Aramco to expand East-West pipeline capacity - Energy Intel 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE drawdown in Yemen raises hopes of ceasefire this year 

* Indonesia, UAE firms sign agreements worth $9.7 bln

* Swiss minister under fire for tobacco sponsorship of Expo pavilion 

* Fitch Says UAE Islamic Banks See Slower Financing Growth And Stabilised Financial Metrics 

* BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Q2 Group Profit Rises

QATAR

* Doha Bank H1 Profit Rises 

* Eni Sells 13.75% Of Deep Offshore Kenya Blocks To Qatar Petroleum

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Burgan Bank Q2 Profit Falls 

* Kuwait appoints Honeywell to work on Al-Zour refinery

* Kuwait sovereign fund sells 16.1% stake in Gulf Bank 

BAHRAIN

* MOVES-Investcorp appoints Frederick Ma Si-Hang to international advisory board

OMAN

* National Bank of Oman hires banks for $300 mln loan facility 

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

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