|23 May, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 23

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

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

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

REUTERS/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi

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-Asia shares sink to 4-month low, yen a safe harbour

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices flat as trade woes, Fed stance boost dollar

* Oil prices fall on surging US crude stockpiles, economic concerns

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials, property elevate Dubai, most of Gulf up

* Trump administration may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress' approval -senator

* Turkey's Erdogan and Trump may meet soon -Turkish official

* Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s -minister

* Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East -officials

* Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May -Turkish official

* Pentagon considering request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East -officials

* U.S. does not dare attack Iran - Revolutionary Guards commander

* Lebanon delays final session on budget to Friday

* Sudan military wants to cede power quickly - general

* Qatar announces military exercise in marine shooting range end June

* Qatar sells July al-Shaheen crude at highest premium since 2013 - sources, data

* Iraq to raise West Qurna 1 oilfield output to 490,000 bpd in next few days – official

* Yemen’s Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi's Najran airport - Al Masirah TV

* U.S. says signs Syria may be using chemical weapons, warns of quick response

EGYPT

* Telecom Egypt Says Launching Of Real Estate Company Is Still Proposal Under Study

* Cairo For Oil And Soap Shareholders Approve Continuity Of Company Activities

* Upper Egypt Flour Mills 9-Month Consol Profit Falls

* Egypt's Shorouk For Modern Printing And Packaging Q1 Consol Profit Falls

* Cairo For Oil And Soap Q1 Loss Widens

* Egypt's ESIIC buys 50,000 T raw Brazilian sugar - trade

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco inks 20-year deal with Sempra for LNG supply

* Saudi court accepts AHAB's bankruptcy filing, rejects liquidation - sources

* Saudi's National Medical Care Appoints Saad Al-Fadhli As Chairman

* Mall operator Arabian Centres shares drop below IPO price

* Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment meeting

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says UAE to guarantee maritime freedom in the region - agency

* Dubai's Mashreqbank raises $175 mln with bond reopening

* UAE says joint probe into tanker attack ensures impartiality

* UAE say welcomes participation of other countries in tankers attack probe

* Dubai Crude for August to be priced at $0.25/bbl below Oman

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended May 20

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KUFPEC signs oil concession agreement in Pakistan

* Kuwait's Al Deera Holding Shareholders Approve No Dividend For 2018

* Ajwan Gulf Real Estate Q1 Loss Widens

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

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