Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 6

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

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS--Asia stocks tentative, waiting for fresh U.S.-China trade cues

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar hits 2-month low, major Gulf markets down

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies above 5-week lows as market rally pauses

* Oil falls on rising U.S. production, stockpile build

* Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at UN rights forum - diplomats

* Qatar targets around $10 billion with jumbo bond issue, sources say

* EU to broaden tax haven blacklist, weighs UAE, Bermuda listing

* Moody's Says Downgrades Oman's Rating To Ba1, Outlook Negative

* Hundreds of jihadists surrender in eastern Syria enclave

* ANALYSIS-Cracks appear in Algeria's elite as embattled Bouteflika buys time

* Libya to hold elections by year end -Tripoli PM

* POLL-Turkish economy shrank 2.7 percent in Q4, 2018 growth below forecast

EGYPT

* -Egypt rejects Romanian wheat shipment over 'quality issue' - official

* Egyptian Exchange Says Public Offering For Eastern Co Shares Covered About 4.28 Times

* CI Capital Gets Regulatory Approval To Expand Non-Banking Financial Activities

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia raises April Arab Light crude price to Asia

* Saudi Arabian Centres appoints Olivier Nougarou as CEO

* Saudi's Advanced Petrochemical Commences Start-Up Activities Of Propylene Plant

* Lockheed gets $1 bln down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-Carlyle in final talks to clinch $3.4 bln deal for Cepsa stake -sources

* Union National Bank Seeks Shareholders Approval On Proposed Merger Of UNB And ADCB

* UAE's ENOC seeks four LNG cargoes for India - sources

* UAE to invest $408 mln in "new generation" schools 

* Etisalat Shareholders To Approve Lifting Voting Rights Restriction Of Foreign Shareholders

QATAR

* Qatar sells 600 mln riyals of T-bills

* Qatar National Bank Closes Syndication For EUR 2 Bln Term Loan Facility

* Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Qatar Petroleum

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Commercial Real Estate Q4 Profit Rises

* Panalpina backs one-share, one-vote proposal over Cevian opposition

* Kuwait Petroleum Corp seeks LNG cargo for April - sources

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's SICO Q4 Consol Profit Rises

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


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