Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 7

Dubai bourse leads most of Gulf lower

  
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 Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

* Oil surges after OPEC+ holds cuts, strong U.S. jobs growth

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai bourse leads most of Gulf lower

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 9-month low as yields, dollar gain further

* Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as 'greatest blasphemy' 

* Turkey's pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban 

* Irish foreign minister to meet Iran's Rouhani on nuclear deal

* US denies report of potential sanctions on Lebanese central bank chief 

* In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday 

* Lebanon on edge as protests persist, caretaker PM pleads for new government 

EGYPT

* Egypt's Sisi ups pressure for Ethiopia dam deal on Sudan visit 

* Egypt gets $440 mln World Bank loan to support rail network 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to lift most coronavirus-related curbs on Sunday - SPA 

* Saudi-led coalition destroyed two explosives-laden drones -state TV 

* Saudi-led coalition says it downed six Houthi drones fired at Khamis Mushait 

* 'I'll believe it when I see it' - Saudi Arabia doubts oil recovery and keeps taps tight 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-Dubai's Damac Board Approves Increasing Stake In Damac Internatioanal To 45% 

* DP World and partner CDPQ to build port in Indonesia's Gresik 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait to impose curfew, close parks as COVID-19 cases rise - state TV 

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

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