Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 19

Asia shares, oil rally on vaccine hopes, euro at 2-week highs

  
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.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Asia shares, oil rally on vaccine hopes, euro at 2-week highs 

* Oil prices lifted for 4th day by signs of output cuts and demand pick-up

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf stocks rise on higher oil prices; Saudi leads gains 

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises slightly on U.S.-China tensions, gloomy economic outlook 

* Trump fired watchdog who was probing Saudi arms sales - lawmakers

* FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed 3 at Florida base, Barr says 

* Israel's outgoing defence minister says Iran starting to withdraw from Syria 

* Erdogan announces Turkish lockdown over religious holiday 

* ANALYSIS-Lebanon's IMF rescue plan fails to set reform roadmap 

* Yemen's Saudi-backed government pleads for coronavirus aid 

* Libyan forces aligned with Tripoli government capture key air base 

* Yemen could face 'catastrophic' food situation as pandemic worsens -FAO 

EGYPT

* Egyptian pound slips to weakest in three months 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 7.391 mln bpd in March- JODI 

* Saudi Binladin cuts jobs, salaries on coronavirus-driven slowdown - sources 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi starts marketing dollar bond reopening - document 

* UAE to expand nightly coronavirus curfew, allow more residents to return 

* First Abu Dhabi Bank stops potential acquisition of Bank Audi's Egyptian business-statement

* MIDEAST DEBT-First Abu Dhabi Bank faces pressure to redeem AT1 bonds - sources 

* Airport services company dnata turns to layoffs and unpaid leave -sources

QATAR

* Qatar extends loan guarantee program, interest-free for full year 

* Qatar halts all commercial activities until end of May 

* Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear protective suits; face masks mandatory for passengers 

OMAN

* BRIEF-National Bank Of Oman Board Elects Amal Suhail Bahwan As Chairperson 

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

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