|14 October, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 14

Asia relieved at latest trade truce, China data disappoints

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrator purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrator purpose

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-Asia relieved at latest trade truce, China data disappoints 

* Oil prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal 

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips as stock markets cheer U.S.-China trade optimism 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks fall as most of Gulf markets rise

* U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border 

* Khamenei tells Iran's Guards to develop advanced, modern weapons

* MENA fund managers boost Egypt investments despite troubles, stable elsewhere 

* Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff - Sisi 

* Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo 

* Turkey's growth targets incompatible with other economic forecasts -Moody's 

* Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric criticises government over protester deaths 

* Putin offers to help ease Gulf tensions before Saudi trip 

* Pakistan's Khan says he will try to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks 

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egypt's Ezz Steel Q2 Loss Widens 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Russia's Gazprom keen to cooperate with Saudi firms, Novak tells Arab News

* Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red Sea

* Saudi Arabia opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

* Saudi Arabia opens new logistics zone in Jeddah, eyes private investors 

* Saudi banks told to hire nationals in executive roles, regulator says

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Guggenheim’s Dubai venture hires Goldman Sachs' Abu Innab to head MENA coverage 

* BRIEF-Islamic Arab Insurance Board Resolves To Offset Accumulated Losses 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KPC to focus on boosting oil exports, gas production- CEO 

* BRIEF-KFH Board To Discuss CBK Conditional Approval To Acquire Ahli United Bank

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's Alba Q3 Sales Volume Rises 

OMAN

* BRIEF-Shell Oman Marketing 9-Month Profit Falls 

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

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