Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 27

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

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares lose steam on U.S. recession fears; kiwi dives on RBNZ signal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Uber-Careem deal boosts Saudi, real estate hurts Dubai 

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches up as equities retreat on recession fears 

* O/R -Oil prices edge higher, but future demand concerns cap gains 

* Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 bln deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East 

* U.S. top court backs Sudan over American sailors in USS Cole bombing case 

* Yemenis rally in support of Houthis to mark war anniversary 

* Army chief asks for Algeria's Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office 

* "It's not about the Benjamins," Netanyahu says of U.S. support for Israel

* Kuwait's oil minister says Kuwait seeks oil market stability - KUNA 

* U.S. sanctions firms accused of helping fund Iran's Revolutionary Guards 

* Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli 

* 'We need Turkey to buy the Patriot' missile defense system -acting Pentagon chief

* Iraq halts crude loading at southern terminals due to weather - sources 

* Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios 

* Algeria's Sonatrach cuts April Saharan blend oil OSP

* Algeria's oil, gas production unaffected by unrest - IEA

* Yemenis rally in Sanaa to mark anniversary of war 

* Citigroup Appoints Elissar Farah Antonios As Cluster Head For UAE, Levant And Iraq 

* Iran president hits at Trump for recognising Golan Heights as Israeli - IRNA

* OPEC, non-OPEC plan next JMMC meeting on May 19 in Jeddah - sources

* Saudi Aramco building global gas business to cut carbon footprint 


* Egypt's GASC buys 120,000 tonnes U.S. soft red wheat in tender

* Qalaa Holdings Updates On Trial Operations of Egyptian Refining Co Project 


* Saudi's Al Tayyar aims to double online booking sales by end-2020 

* Saudi Aramco, Mcdermott sign deal for new oil services facility 

* MEDIA-Hedge fund Pharo Management spurns Saudi Arabia's $300 million after Khashoggi murder 

* Saudi Arabia extends domestic debt curve with new sukuk issue 

* Saudi's Kingdom Holding Sells Stake In Careem For 1.25 Bln Riyals 

* Saudi Telecom Says Will Receive Around $274 Mln From Careem And Uber Deal 

* Saudi's Al Tayyar Expects Gain Of SAR 1.78 Bln From Careem and Uber Deal


* Bahrain to use Huawei in 5G rollout despite U.S. warnings 


* Emirate of Sharjah to raise $1 billion with seven-year sukuk - source 

* UAE's Unikai Foods Seeks Shareholders Resolution On Co's continuity

* Dhabi Holdings Says Dominique Russo Appointed CEO Of Dhabi Group Of Companies 

* Dubai to allow small increase in school fees after freeze last year hit GEMS IPO 

* Emirate of Sharjah starts marketing seven-year dollar sukuk - source 


* Kuwait's Combined Group Contracting UAE Unit Signs Road Construction Contract 

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

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