Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 9

Asian stocks set to firm on global recovery prospects

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set to firm on global recovery prospects  

* Oil prices rise on expected economic recovery, likely drawdown in oil stocks  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares firm as major Gulf markets end mixed 

* PRECIOUS-Gold recovers from 9-month low as U.S. yields retreat 

* Turkey appoints new CEO for its wealth fund 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks rise; Saudi raises April OSPs for Asia 

* U.S. revokes sanctions waiver for Israeli mining magnate Gertler 

* Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19 - SPA 

* Learning the hard way: Saudi Arabia better prepared for latest attacks 

* Iraq PM urges national dialogue after 'love and tolerance' of Pope visit 

* Gulf countries get fiscal leeway after OPEC+ extends output cuts 

* U.S. says Yemen's Houthis have to stop attacking and start negotiating

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Real Estate Refinance Co sells domestic sukuk, plans dollar issue 

* Learning the hard way: Saudi Arabia better prepared for latest attacks

* Saudi wealth fund PIF to support corporate credit growth, S&P says 

* Saudi's CMA Approves Capital Increase Of Saudi Ceramic Through Bonus Shares Issue 

* Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone - state media 

* Saudi defence official: Iran providing Yemen's Houthis with drones, missiles 

* Saudi Arabia buys 660,000 tonnes of barley at $279.77/tonne 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai non-oil private sector growth remains sluggish in February - PMI 

* Agthia Group Board Proposes FY Dividend  

QATAR

* Saudi foreign minister meets Qatar's emir in Doha -state news agency 

* Ooredoo Appoints Abdulla Ahmad Al Zaman As Group CFO  

OMAN

* Bank Muscat hires banks for dollar 5-year bonds - document 

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

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