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|16 May, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 16

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

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall after U.S. blacklists China's Huawei 

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* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady as rising equities counter safe-haven demand  

* Oil rises for a third day amid escalating Mideast tensions  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia up on banks, weak earnings hurt Dubai  

* ANALYSIS-Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security 

* Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces 

* Iraq sells June Basra crude cargoes at steady premiums - sources 

* EXCLUSIVE-Tanker unloads Iranian fuel oil at China port after near 5-month trek -data  

* PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran 

* Iran says exercising restraint despite 'unacceptable' escalation of US sanctions 

* U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks  

* Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks 

* Fighting grips Yemen's Hodeidah port, complicating peace moves 

* UAE says it will show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran's behavior a concern  

* Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defence minister  

* We are on cusp of full-scale confrontation with enemy - Iranian Guards commander  

* U.S. believes Iran encouraged tanker attacks -U.S. sources 

* London marine insurers to meet after ship attacks in Middle East  

* German, Dutch military suspend training operations in Iraq amid US-Iran tensions  

* Japan's Idemitsu sees no supply disruption from Iranian oil sanctions  

* France: Houthi attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure are unacceptable  

* Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks  

SAUDI ARABIA

* IMF expects Saudi budget deficit to hit 7% of GDP this year  

* Almarai Board Announces 5-Year Business Plan  

* Saudi's Medgulf Appoints Rakan Bin Abdullah Abunayyan As Chairman  

* Saudi Aramco resumes oil pumping via pipeline after drone attack - source  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Finablr slumps below IPO price in London market debut  

* DAMAC profit falls 94 pct as Dubai property market slumps  

* Sharjah Insurance Q1 Profit Falls  

QATAR

* Fitch Says Pressure On Qatari Banks Shifts To Asset Quality From Liquidity 

OMAN

* Oman suspends dividend tax for three years as of May 6 -market authority 

* Oman condemns tanker attacks off UAE, urges efforts towards stability 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's International Financial Advisors Q1 Loss Widens 

* Kuwait's Muntazahat Q1 Profit Rises

* Kuwait's Al-Arabiya Real Estate Posts Q1 Profit 

* Kuwait's National Consumer Holding Posts Q1 Profit 

* Kuwait Syrian Holding Q1 Loss Widens 

* Kuwait's Al Mal Investment Q1 Loss Narrows 

* Kuwait's Equipment Holding Q1 Loss Narrows 

* Kuwait's Al Madar Finance And Investment Q1 Profit Falls 

* Kuwait's Arabi Holding Group Posts Q1 Loss 

* Kuwait's Danah Alsafat Foodstuff Q1 Loss Narrows

* Kuwait's First Investment Posts Q1 Profit 

* Kuwait's National Cleaning Q1 Profit Rises 

* Kuwait's Al Deera Holding Posts Q1 Profit 

* Kuwait's Gulf Cable And Electrical Industries Q1 Profit Rises

* Kuwait's Shuaiba Industrial Q1 Profit Falls

* Commercial Bank Of Kuwait Q1 Profit Falls

EGYPT

* Nestle in talks with EQT Partners to sell skin health unit - source

* Egypt's Sisi opens huge suspension bridge over the Nile 

* Egypt's Arab Real Estate Investment Q1 Profit Falls 

* Egypt's Arab Ceramic Q1 Profit Falls 

* Egypt's Riva Pharma Posts Q1 Loss 

* Misr Beni Suef Cement Q1 Profit Falls 

* National Co For Maize Products Q1 Profit Falls 

* MENA For Touristic And Real Estate Investment Q1 Consol Loss Widens

* Pharaoh Tech For Control And Communication Systems Q1 Profit Falls

* International Business Corporation For Trading Comercial Agencies Q1 Profit Rises 

* Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt Q1 Consol Profit Rises 

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

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