Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 16

Asia on tenterhooks for Fed, oil keeps climbing

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 Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia on tenterhooks for Fed, oil keeps climbing  

* Oil bulls take charge as demand outlook improves, Brent up a fifth day  

* PRECIOUS-Gold extends losing streak to fourth day on worries over Fed taper talk  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major stock markets in the Gulf end mixed  

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks inch up; Dubai differential at 17-month high  

* Kurdistan PM reached deal with Iraqi PM for restoring federal budgetary payments 

* Iran says it produced 6.5 kg of uranium enriched to 60%  

* Iran moderate candidate says 'positive coexistence' may pave way to US talks  

* Swiss hail constructive U.S. approach to Iran after Biden talks  

* Israel-Gaza violence erupts for first time since end of last month's fighting  

* Israeli nationalists march in East Jerusalem, raising tensions with Palestinians  

* Biden names ambassadors to sensitive posts in Israel, Mexico 

* Israel scraps indoor mask order as COVID-19 infections wane  

* Outgoing U.N. Yemen envoy hopes Oman peace efforts 'bear fruit' 

* Algeria's FLN wins most seats in parliament, election authority says  

* Arab states call on U.N. Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam  


* Egypt's EGAS offers LNG cargo for late July loading - sources  

* Egypt's GASC cancels international wheat tender for Aug 21-31 shipment  


* Saudi inflation rate rises again in May, hits 5.7%  


* Dubai steps in again as pandemic drives Emirates to $5.5 bln loss  

* Dubai Islamic Bank gives initial guidance for 5-yr dollar sukuk - document  

* Dubai plane leasing firm gives initial guidance for 3-yr bonds - document 

* Dubai plane leasing firm DAE sells $1 billion in bonds  

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

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