Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 4

Dollar firm but stocks, oil under pre ssure as U.S.-China tensions rise

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

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

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firm but stocks, oil under pre ssure as U.S.-China tensions rise 

* Oil prices lower on U.S.-China trade tension

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index sees biggest daily fall in nearly two months

* PRECIOUS-Gold jumps 1% as Trump threatens new tariffs on China 

* Saudi minister urges private sector to ease poor nations' debt burden -FT 

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala in early talks for potential dollar bond issue - sources 

* Egypt reopens hotels for local tourists with strict conditions

* Jordan lifts all curbs on economic activity in latest easing of lockdown

* Israel's Supreme Court discusses Netanyahu's fate as prime minister

* Mosques and schools to reopen in Iran's low-risk areas

* Syrian tycoon decries 'inhumane' security forces in unprecedented criticism

EGYPT

* Egypt reports 15 military casualties in Sinai recently

* Egypt's GASC seeking soyoil, sunflower in tender

* Egypt sees growth slowing to 2%* in 2020-21 if coronavirus continues to December - minister

* CI Capital Holding Says Hesham Gohar Appointed As CEO Of Investment Bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 1.58 Bln Riyals Of Stocks In April

* Saudi Electricity Q1 Loss Widens

* Kingdom Holding Says MOU On Sale And Purchase Of Shares In Care Shield Holding Extended

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's BPGIC leases oil storage tanks to France's Total in Fujairah - sources

* Abu Dhabi National Insurance Q1 Profit Rises

* UAE's ADNOC restarts Ruwais oil refinery after maintenance

* Wizz Air's Abu Dhabi joint venture to start flights this year

* UAE Joins A Joint Ministerial Statement To Ensure Continuity Of Global Supply Chains

* RAKBANK Q1 Profit Down 43.2%

QATAR

* Qatar's Salam International Investment Posts Q1 Loss

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Finance House Updates On Postponement Of Acquisition Of AUB

* Kuwait's Ekttitab Says Resignation Of CEO Mohamed Salah Al-Ayoub Accepted

* Gulf Insurance Group Acquires 9.6% Stake In Compareit4me Holdings Limited

OMAN

* Oman's Vision Insurance Q1 Profit Falls

* Oman's Gulf Investment Services Holding Q1 Group Loss Narrows

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

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