|25 June, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 25

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

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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- Stocks suffer trade jitters, dollar braced for more Fed talk

* PRECIOUS- Gold rises to near 6-year high on dollar weakness, U.S.-Iran tensions 

* Oil prices drop amid demand worries, but U.S.-Iran tensions support

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Geopolitical concerns continue to weigh on Saudi, Egypt extends losses

* U.S. to unveil “economy first” approach to Mideast peace at Bahrain conference 

* Lebanon must send message "of seriousness" by approving budget -finmin

* Pompeo meets Abu Dhabi crown prince, discusses Iran

* Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks 

* Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears 

* Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader

* As Trump's sanctions bite, Iran's oil exports slide further in June

* Morocco to send finmin staff member to Bahrain's economic summit -foreign ministry

* Iran denies reports of recent decline in oil exports - Fars

* Pompeo says he discussed Gulf maritime security with Saudi king

* U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

* Turkey stands by S-400s, says F-35 partners disapprove of U.S.

EGYPT

* Egypt to go to Bahrain to "evaluate" Kushner's plan - minister

* Egypt's parliament approves FY 2019/20 budget targeting 7.2% deficit

SAUDI ARABIA

* Talks with Saudi Aramco on Arctic LNG 2 not over yet - Russia's Novak

* Saudi Arabia's SAGO says buys 900,000 tonnes barley

* Zain Saudi drops as communication towers sale deal cancelled

* Saudi's Tourism Enterprises Updates On Stake Acquisition In Hemaia Group

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE telco du, Bahrain's Batelco to form infrastructure platform

* MOVES-CEO of Abu Dhabi's ADSS to leave brokerage

* UAE's Commercial Bank International Says CEO Mark Robinson Resigns

* Arabtec gains on unit's new deal with Tecnicas Reunidas

* Sharjah Islamic Bank Held Investor Meetings For Sukuk Issuance

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Alafco Signs $470 Mln Financing Agreement

* Kuwait's ABK Dubai Branch And HSBC Middle East Arrange Financing For ALAFCO

* Kuwait's Tamkeen Says Chairman Ahmad Al-Mutairi Resigns

QATAR

* Qatar teams up with Chevron Phillips for petrochemical project

* Qatar says it will invest $3 bln in Pakistan - state news agency

BAHRAIN

* Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait hires banks for potential dollar bond sale

* Investcorp Acquires Airport Centre In Hamburg For About €85 Mln

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

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