Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 14

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

  
An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi

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- Asia shares flat after mixed China data, pound near 9-month peak 

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Rising oil price boosts Saudi, top telecom firm weighs on Abu Dhabi 

* PRECIOUS- Gold hovers near 2-wk high on tepid U.S. data, Brexit vot 

* Oil up after U.S. crude stock draw, supply growth seen easing 

* INSIGHT-Iran hunts for more ships to keep its oil flowing

* NEWSMAKER-Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests 

* Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments 

* Iran says regional powers working on "suspicious nuclear projects" - Fars news 

* Lebanon bans Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace -NNA 

* Army says it will preserve Algeria's security in all circumstances 

* White House opposes Saudi Yemen war resolution -statement

* Islamic State launches counter attacks at Syria enclave 

* Iraq bans Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace 

* U.S. drops reference to "Israeli-occupied" Golan Heights in annual rights report 

* CERAWEEK-U.S. says Iran has lost $10 bln in oil revenue due to sanctions

* U.S. says China's treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses 'since the 1930s' 

EGYPT

* Egypt bars Boeing 737 MAX jets from its airspace -statement 

* Egypt to up rice cultivation in 2019 season to 1.1 mln feddans 

* BRIEF-Egypt's Raya Contact Center FY Consol Profit Rises 

* International Co For Investment And Development FY Consol Profit Falls 

* Egypt closes four ports due to bad weather 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Real Estate Refinance Co issues $200 mln sukuk 

* BRIEF-Atheeb Telecom Says Accumulated Losses Reach 51.63 Pct Of Capital 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Sabic Intends To Merge Two Units 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Tourism Enterprises Reaches Settlement With GAZT On Zakat Claims 

* BRIEF-Saudi's Takween Says Accumulated Losses Reach 22.8 Pct of Capital 

* Rheinmetall ready to ship Saudi trucks as defence drives profit 

* Saudi's CMA Approves Taiba Holding's Capital Increase To Acquire Shares In Al Aqeeq And ARAC

* CORRECTED-REFILE-Saudi Arabia has no Boeing 737 MAX in its aircraft registry -civil aviation

* Moody's Says Saudi Banking System Outlook Is Stable On Increased Government Spending, Stabilising Asset Quality 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Mashreq bank will close 50 pct of its branches this year as part of digital transformation - CEO 

* UAE inclusion in EU tax blacklist down to poor communication - UAE bank exec 

* BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Reduces Business Setup Fees By More Than 65 Pct 

* BRIEF-UAE's Julphar Says Five Board Members Resigned 

* BRIEF-Dubai's DAE Completes Delivery Of Six Dreamliner Aircraft To Gulf Air

* Emirates NBD targets $1 bln with perpetual bond sale -document

* Moody's Says Uae Real Estate Companies' Credit Quality Is Stable Despite Market Weakness

QATAR

* Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco 

* Soccer-Qatari World Cup officials head to Miami for FIFA talks 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Jiyad Holding To Acquire Noor Integrated For General Trading 

* Moody's Says Kuwait's Banking System Outlook Is Stable Into 2020 

OMAN

* BRIEF-Shell Oman Marketing Gets Contract From Muttrah Tourism Development

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

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