Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 28

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

  
Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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-Bond yields spiral lower, take stocks along for the ride 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Blue-chips lift Qatar, Banks boost Saudi 

* PRECIOUS-Gold creeps higher on falling yields, global growth worries 

* Oil extends losses into second session as U.S. stocks rise

* U.S. isolated at U.N. Security Council over Golan decision 

* Middle East Crude-Prices advance; EFS widens to over 3-month high 

* Bouteflika's key allies back army plan to oust him

* Algerian army, police bust militant cell planning attacks -Ennahar TV

* Hamas leader appears in public as fighting with Israel tails off 

* President Rouhani inspects flood damage in northern Iran

* Iran welcomes Luxembourg court decision on U.S. seizure of Iranian assets

* Iraq orders arrest of ex-governor after deadly ferry sinking 

* Iraq resumes southern oil exports after stoppage – oil officials

* Libya's NOC February revenues down 21 pct on January 

* Sudan suspends daily exchange rate setting mechanism - report 

EGYPT

* Paris wheat at two-week low as Egypt setback cools export hopes 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco to buy SABIC in $69 bln chemicals megadeal 

* U.S. approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia 

* Saudi women activists detail torture allegations in court 

* Pompeo commits U.S. to finding, punishing those behind Saudi journalist's murder

* Germany's SPD ready to allow some arms exports to Saudis - RND newspapers 

* SaudiGulf is said to scrap deal for CSeries after A320 order - Bloomberg 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai economic growth at its slowest since 2009 debt crisis 

* UAE regulator in final stages of issuing licence for nuclear plant

* Uniper plans capacity-boosting revamp at Fujairah plant in August 

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended March 25

QATAR

* Qatar's 'desert rose' museum opens at last 

* Qatar's Nebras explores $1 bln Paiton Energy stake sale - Bloomberg

BAHRAIN

* Lockheed wins $1.1 bln contract for sale of rockets to Poland, Bahrain, Romania 

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


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