Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 18

Global stocks retreat on rising second wave fears

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Global stocks retreat on rising second wave fears 

* Oil prices fall on demand concerns as coronavirus cases rise 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most of Gulf little changed; blue-chips hurt Egypt 

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat as dollar strength checks concerns over virus case spike

* U.S. hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet to push Assad to end war

* Many Jordanians struggling as country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown, U.N. agency says

* Turkey says it discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

* Turkey Wealth Fund agrees to acquire control of Turkcell

* Israel signs agreement with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

* Israel's Netanyahu mulls two-phase West Bank annexation, newspaper says

* Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies killing civilians in Saada air strike

* OPEC+ panel makes no recommendation on supply cuts -sources

* UAE says Turkish and Iranian interventions violate Iraqi sovereignty

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for July 25 - Aug 5 shipment

* Egypt passes electoral changes that could bolster Sisi supporters

SAUDI ARABIA

* Amazon launches Saudi Arabia shopping site despite CEO's dispute with kingdom

* Saudi Aramco completes $69 bln SABIC stake deal, extends schedule

* Islamic Development Bank markets 5-yr dollar sukuk - document

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE citizens can travel to 'low-risk' countries from Tuesday

* UAE can work with Israel, despite political differences -senior official

QATAR

* Qatar Airways won't take new aircraft in 2020 or 2021, CEO says

* WTO says Saudi broke global rules in Qatar broadcast dispute

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Boubyan Petrochemical Q4 Profit Falls

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Investcorp Says Calligo Acquires Itomic Voice & Data Ltd

OMAN

* BRIEF-Oman's Ominvest Says CMA Approves Offer By Oman Arab Bank To Acquire Al Izz Islamic Bank

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

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