Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 9

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. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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-Asia shares sink to 6-week low as clock ticks toward U.S. tariff hike on Chinese goods  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Global trade tensions, Ramadan dent appetite for Gulf stocks 

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices hold firm ahead of U.S.-China trade talks  

* Oil falls as trade row fears outweigh drop in U.S. crude stocks  

* US targets Iran's metals for sanctions, Tehran relaxes nuclear deal compliance  

* Iran rolls back nuclear pledges but stops short of violating pact 

* Saudi Arabia's oil exports to stay below 7 mln bpd in June- Gulf source 

* Turkish opposition: Erdogan's mandate must also be revoked if Istanbul poll annulled  

* Sudan's protest coalition calls for civil disobedience campaign 

* Iraq, China's CPECC in $1.07 bln deal to process gas from Halfaya oilfield 

* U.S. says no more sanctions waivers for Iran oil purchases 

EGYPT

* Egypt expects 5.8 pct economic growth in Q4 of FY 2018-19 - minister 

* Egyptian Exchange Says Schroders Sells 2.3 Mln Shares In Talaat Mostafa Group 

* Egyptian Exchange Says Norges Bank Bought 4.8 Mln Shares Of CI Capital  

* Medinet Nasr For Housing And Development Q1 Consol Profit Rises  

* Egypt moves to cancel planned increase in stock exchange duty  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Yemen government accuses UAE of landing separatists on remote island  

* Arabian Centres to raise $747 mln after pricing IPO at bottom of range  

* Saudi's Savola Group Posts Q1 Profit  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Australia's Macquarie Capital downsizes in the Gulf -sources  

* Abu Dhabi's Gulf Capital, Waha Capital hold merger talks - sources  

* Turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal to boost Gulf presence amid downturn  

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Boubyan Petrochemical Q4 Profit Rises 

* Warba Bank Says CBK Disapproves Bank's Acquisition Of KMEFIC  

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain receives first instalment of Gulf aid, expects deficits to fall  

* Bailed-out Bahrain considers new debt sale; bonds drop  

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

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