Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 1

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

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

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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-Stocks edge up as S&P 500 erases early losses; euro firms

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Bank dents Abu Dhabi as cement makers strengthen Saudi index

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases on firm equities; markets brace for Fed decision

* Oil prices fall on rising U.S. stockpiles, but global markets remain tense

* OPEC oil output hits four-year low in April on Iran, Venezuela

* Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

* Iran designates as terrorists all U.S. troops in Middle East

* Iraq says I.S. remains threat, leader Baghdadi filmed video in 'remote area'

* Iraqi PM: Siemens is lead partner in Iraq electricity upgrade project

* U.S. calls on Russia, Syria, avoid large scale military offensives

* Houthis ask U.N. to sell Yemeni crude and use revenues for imports, salaries

* Aden refinery company announces tender for 40,000 tons of diesel

* Algeria’s ruling party names relatively young new leader amid protests

* Sudanese protest group says military "not serious" about civilian handover

* Lebanon president urges 2019 budget deal as veterans protest

* ANALYSIS-Libya's rival governments move to financial war with frontline stuck

SAUDI ARABIA

* Fitch Affirms Saudi Arabia at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

* Saudi's Flynas considering upgrading Airbus A320neo order

* Saudi airline Flynas in talks to raise up to $300 mln - CEO

* Saudi's Falih will stick to global oil deal, pact could be extended - RIA

* Airbus details Saudi charges, reaffirms output plans

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-Amazon launches United Arab Emirates site, replacing "Souq.com"

* Former Abraaj executive gets bail in New York in fraud case

* Air Arabia to meet Airbus and Boeing ahead of imminent 100-jet order, says CEO

* Flydubai says it's confident Boeing will do right thing about 737 MAX

* UAE's ADNOC Distribution Q1 Profit Rises

QATAR

* Doha Bank Q1 Profit Falls

* BRIEF-Vodafone Qatar Continues Investing In Wireless Network Through Partnership With Huawei

KUWAIT

* Moody's Affirms KIPCO's Baa3 ratings, stable outlook

OMAN

* Oman readies U.S. dollar bond sale – sources

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

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