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|21 March, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 21

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

An investor looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 1,2009.

An investor looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 1,2009.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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-Asian shares up on accommodative Fed; growth concerns linger 

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Petrochemicals companies hold back Saudi as rival markets firm

* PRECIOUS-Palladium scales new peak; gold up as Fed leaves rates steady 

* Oil eases from 4-month high on global growth worries 

* Pompeo pays pre-election visit to Israel, cites close Trump-Netanyahu ties 

* Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank -Palestinian medics; Israel reviewing

* Iran vows to control prices, boost production despite U.S. sanctions

* U.S. grants Iraq 90-day waiver to buy Iranian energy -State Dept 

* Yemen president appoints new central bank governor 

* EXCLUSIVE-Qatar asks IAEA to intervene over 'threat' posed by UAE nuclear plant

* Qatar says UAE nuclear plant is threat to regional stability

* EXCLUSIVE-How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia 

* Libya produces 1.2 million bpd of oil - Tripoli finance minister 

* Algerian army chief, ruling party support protesters

* Exxon's talks to tap Algeria shale gas falter due to unrest

* U.N. to hold conference in Libya in April to discuss conflict solution

* Middle East Crude-Prices dip on weaker Singapore deals

* Motor racing-F1 goes free-to-air in Middle East under new MBC deal

EGYPT

* Sudan says Egyptian Red Sea oil and gas blocks are on its territory

* Egypt's General Co For Land Reclamation Posts H1 Loss

* Lafargeholcim Says Total Contract Value In Egypt's New Capital Project Of Around Chf 50 Mln

* Egypt's Raya Holding FY Consol Profit Falls

* Egypt's Raya Holding Board Proposes FY Dividend

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudis to seek $20 bln investments for planned tourism landmark

* Saudi's Advanced Petrochemical Board Proposes Dividend For Q1, 2019

* Saudi king calls Morocco king to review 'brotherly relations'

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KGL Logistics To Open Ist Phase Of Warehouses Development In Saudi

* Kuwait says US Mideast peace plan should weigh regional considerations

* Kuwait's KAMCO Investment Q4 Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emaar Properties Board Proposes 15 Fils/Share Dividend

* Emaar Malls Board Proposes 10 Fils/Share Dividend

* UAE's RAKBANK Shareholders Renew Approval To Issue Bonds

* Emirates Investment Bank Shareholders Approve No Dividend For 2018

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended March 18

* UAE energy min said expects to finalize OPEC, non-OPEC charter in June

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain central bank cuts one-month deposit rate

OMAN

* Oman's PDO plans to increase oil output to 670,000 bpd in next 5 years

QATAR

* Qatar Islamic Bank Completes Issuance Of $750 Mln Sukuk

* Qatar's Barwa Launches Phase Three Of Madinat Al Mawater Project

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

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