|14 May, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 14

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

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi

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 shares fall to 3-1/2 month low as trade war escalates

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies near 1-month peak as trade escalation lifts safe-haven demand

* Oil prices rise, gains tempered by U.S.-China trade tensions

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Trade tensions, tanker attacks darken mood in Gulf markets

* Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions

* Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S

* Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans

* Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact - sources

* U.S. Energy Dept says oil markets well supplied after attack on ships off UAE

* Turkey plans to tap 40 bln lira from central bank reserves -sources

* Clashes in Sudan's capital after deal on transitional power structure

SAUDI ARABIA

* MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index

* GRAPHIC-Oil supply crunch to test OPEC's spare capacity

* FACTBOX-Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery

EGYPY

* Egypt procures 1.6 mln tonnes of local wheat - cabinet

* Egypt's new desert capital faces delays as it battles for funds

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Finablr extends IPO closing by a day to May 14 - sources

* Aldar Properties Q1 Profit Falls

* Abu Dhabi Murban crude trades at highest premium in more than 4 years -sources

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's GFH Financial Group Q1 Profit Falls [Bahrain's GFH Financial Group Q1 Profit Falls

* Al Salam Bank Bahrain Q1 Profit Rises

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

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