|13 June, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 13

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

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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-Hong Kong leads Asian stocks lower, oil near 5-month lows

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains on Fed rate cut hopes, trade worries

* Oil extends decline after slump on high inventories, demand outlook

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi continues winning streak, other Gulf markets mixed

* Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport, coalition vows to retaliate

* Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib -Russian news agencies

* Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension

* No Houthi military in three key Yemen ports for past month -U.N.

* Algeria's ex-PM, former minister detained over alleged corruption - state TV

* Algeria floats idea of larger OPEC+ oil cut, rollover still likely - sources

* Sudan's foreign ministry summons British ambassador - agency

* IMF disburses $247 mln loan tranche to Tunisia

* UAE, Germany call on Iran to refrain from escalating tension - joint statement

* U.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC

* Iran says fire at South Pars gas platform contained, no fatalities -SHANA

* INSIGHT-Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil

* Iran sets July crude to Asia at lowest in more than decade vs Saudi oil

* Palestinians urge Egypt, Jordan to reconsider going to U.S.-led conference

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks slip; Shell buys another Murban

EGYPT

* Egypt's Heliopolis Clarifies On Agreement With Private Firm To Manage Co

* Egypt has eight months worth of strategic sugar reserves - ministry

* Egypt's Development And Engineering Consultants Q1 Consol Loss Narrows

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Kayan Announces Strategy To Reduce Loans, Financing Costs

* Saudi Aramco reports 2018 net income of $111.1 bln

* Saudia airline close to placing order for Airbus aircraft -sources

* Alawwal Bank Says Creditor Objection Period For Merger With SABB Ends June 15

* Saudi's SAMA Says 14 New Companies To Work In Sandbox Regulatory Environment

* Saudi's Taiba Investments Appoints Saleh Al-Habdan As CEO

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai developer The First Group to issue $135 mln sukuk

* Depa Authorizes Reduction Of Share Premium Account To Extinguish Accumulated Losses

* Aldar Properties Launches New AED 1.7 Bln Residential Community

* Abu Dhabi sovereign fund buys full ownership of New York office block

* UAE signs deal to build $100 mln power plant in Yemen - UAE state news agency

* Abu Dhabi National Hotels Appoints Rami Almuhtasib As CFO

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Foundry Board Recommends Capital Decrease

* Senergy Holding Says CEO Nasser Bader Ahmed Al Sharhan Resigns

(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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