Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 4

Rising bond yields spook world shares as investors look to Powell

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai Financial Market April 27, 2014.

Investors are seen at the Dubai Financial Market April 27, 2014.

REUTERS/Mounir Saidi

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-Rising bond yields spook world shares as investors look to Powell 

* Oil prices firm on prospect of OPEC+ maintaining supply cuts, drop in U.S. inventories 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Property shares lift Dubai bourse, Saudi strong ahead of OPEC+ meet 

* PRECIOUS-Firm U.S. yields keep gold pinned near 9-month low  

* New attack on Iraqi air base fits profile of Iran-backed militia, U.S. officials say  

* Saudi-led coalition destroyed a drone launched towards Khamis Mushait -state TV 

* Israel accuses Iran of link to oil spill off its shores 

* U.S officials have met Yemen's Houthis as Washington seeks end to war -sources  

* An ancient monastery in Iraq is a symbol of Christian survival  

* Rising Turkish inflation puts rate hike option back in focus 

* Lebanese president asks central bank to investigate currency tumble  

EGYPT

* Egypt's TMG Holding FY Consol Profit Falls  

* Medical Packaging FY Profit Falls  

* Egyptian Exchange Says Mahmoud Shafiq Reduces Stake In Lift Slab Misr To 7.4% 

* Telecom Egypt Plans Launching HARP, A New Subsea System Circling African Continent 

* North Upper Egypt Development And Agricultural Production Posts FY Consol Loss

SAUDI ARABIA

* APICORP sells $250 million in reopened bond deal 

* U.N. rights experts urge Saudi Arabia to release three young Shi'ites 

* Southern Province Cement Board Proposes 2.5 Riyals/Share H2 Dividend 

* Arriyadh Development Board Accepts Resignation Of Ali bin Abdullah Al-Hassoun As CEO 

* Saudi's Al Alamiya Board Proposes Not To Distribute FY Dividend 

* Jadwa REIT Saudi Fund Intends To Seek Regulatory Approval For Real Estate Asset Acquisition 

* U.S. urges Saudi Arabia to give up special developing nation status at WTO 

* Total And Zahid Group Join Forces To Develop Solar Energy In Saudi Arabia 

* Khashoggi report unlikely to impact Saudi sovereign rating -S&P Global 

* Saudi Arabia's Alhokair to take stake in e-commerce platform VogaCloset 

* S&P launches ratings for Saudi local currency debt

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirate of Sharjah sells $1.25 billion in bonds 

* ADX Introduces 'Trade At Last' Session For Trading Securities At Their Closing Price 

* Spotify competitor Anghami to become first Arab tech company to list on Nasdaq 

* Abu Dhabi fund, CVC, among suitors for $1 bln NMC hospital business 

* ADNOC lifts crudes destination restrictions before Murban futures launch 

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Feb 3 

* Tabreed and IFC To Set Up A District Energy Investment Platform 

KUWAIT

* Vaccine rollouts supporting oil market recovery hopes -Kuwait minister 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's SWF discusses investment opportunities with Israel's National Economic Council - Embassy 

* Food trucks park for free in Bahrain mall to ease COVID-19 finances 

OMAN

* Oman Cables Industry Appoints Ramon Pallares As Acting CEO 

* Oman agrees $2.2 billion loan with large group of banks - sources 

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

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