Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 1

Asian stocks rally, battered bond market tries to steady

  
An investor arrives at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

An investor arrives at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks rally, battered bond market tries to steady  

* Oil prices climb after progress on huge U.S. stimulus bill  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-U.S. report on Khashoggi weighs on Saudi shares  

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises 1% on weaker dollar, U.S. stimulus cheer  

* Iran dismisses idea of talks with EU and U.S. to revive 2015 nuclear deal  

* Syria says Israel attacks areas around southern Damascus  

* U.S. envoy on Afghan peace process to visit Afghanistan, Qatar for talks 

* Israeli-owned ship in Dubai for assessment after explosion  

* Qatar's emir holds call with Saudi crown prince - emir's office 

* Russian helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria - Defence Ministry 

EGYPT

* Commercial International Bank Q4 Profit Falls  

* Egypt's M2 money supply up 19.8% in January - central bank  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Aramco seeks one-year extension on $10 billion loan -sources 

* Saudi civil aviation authority allows Boeing 737 max planes to return to service  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ADCB Signs Agreement To Acquire Portfolio Of About 1,000 Mortgages From Abu Dhabi Finance  

* Tabreed Expands R&D Funding Commitment to Boost Efficiency And Sustainability  

QATAR

* Qatar Islamic Insurance FY Profit Rises  

* United Development Signs Agreement Of General Corporate Banking Facilities For QAR 500 Mln  

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain set to allow higher deduction from oil sales for reserve fund  

* Bahrain's SICO FY Profit Falls  

* APM Terminals Bahrain FY Profit Rises  

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


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