|18 June, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 18

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

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks cautious before Fed, oil on defensive 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady ahead of Fed meeting 

* Oil prices fall for second day on weak economic data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi snaps losing streak, other Gulf markets mixed 

* MIDEAST DEBT-Kuwait, Oman wealth funds being depleted to finance deficits 

* Moody's Says Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar And Iraq Most Exposed To Iran's Potential Blockade Of Strait Of Hormuz 

* U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

* U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East-sources

* U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

* French court sees no 'clear and illegal disruption' in Gulf sports piracy case

* Oil production at Libya's Jalu field halted for maintenance - NOC

* France's Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets announcements on enrichment

* EU to await IAEA report before deciding on any Iran breach

* Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

* Iranian oil minister says he is free July 10-12 for OPEC meeting -SHANA

* Iran 'nuclear blackmail' must be met with international pressure -White House

* Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network

* Iranian oil minister denies any disagreement with president Rouhani

* Iraq lifts production at Exxon’s West Qurna 1 oilfield to 465,000 bpd - officials

EGYPT

* Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

* Egyptian authorities refuse Mursi's burial in family cemetery - son

* Amnesty International urges fair Egyptian inquiry into Mursi's death

* Muslim Brotherhood says Mursi death was "full-fledged murder", calls for mass funeral in Egypt

* OBITUARY-Islamist Mursi briefly made history as Egypt's first democratically elected president

* Qatar's emir offers condolences to former Egyptian president Mursi's family

* Egyptian prosecutor: Mursi collapsed in cage in court, no sign of injury

* Egypt's Heliopolis Sells Plots Worth EGP 66.7 Mln In Sheraton Area

* Egypt's Tourah Cement stops production due to oversupply

* Export Development Bank Of Egypt Forecasts FY 2019-20 Profit Of EGP 1.07 Bln

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia crude exports rise by 36,000 bpd in April -JODI

* Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 7.177 mln bpd in April -JODI

* Yemen's Houthis launch drone attacks towards Saudi Abha airport - Al Masirah TV

* Saudi air defences intercept two Houthi drones -Saudi press agency

* Saudi Energy Minister calls for collective effort to secure shipping lanes

* Saudi's Nayifat Finance Announces Intention to List on Saudi Stock Exchange

* Saudi Energy Minister says energy shipping lanes must be kept open

* APICORP Appoints Sherif El Sayed Ayoub As CFO

* Saudi Industrial Export Appoints Hatim Al Suhaibani As Chairman

* Saudi British Bank Board Appoints Lubna Sulaiman Olayan As Chairman

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

* Etihad hires former Aer Lingus executive as new CFO

* Dubai Investments Clarifies News On Agreement Between EMICOOL And Union Properties About Motor City Project Services

* Sharjah Islamic Bank mandates banks for capital boosting sukuk

* Abu Dhabi's Sanad Aerotech seals $6.5 bln Rolls-Royce engine repair contract

* OCI NV Says ADNOC To Combine Fertilizer Business Into Co's MENA Fertilizer Platform

* Dubai's DSI Board Appoints Shafiq Abdelhamid As Chairman

* UAE's Islamic Arab Insurance Board Elects Jassim Alseddiqi As Chairman

QATAR

* Qatar Airways not affected by rising Mideast tensions - CEO

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Al Madina For Finance And Investment Appoints Emad Fahmi Assaf As CEO

* Kuwait's Dar Al Thuraya Real Estate Signs Contract To Sell Properties

* Kuwait's Al Mazaya Signs 41.5 Mln Dinars Islamic Financing Agreement

* Kuwait's Al-Tijaria Updates on Tax Settlement With Saudi's GAZT

OMAN

* Al Izz Islamic Bank Board Gives Initial Approval To Increase Capital

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

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