Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 2

Global shares at 1-month low on U.S. manufacturing shock

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares at 1-month low on U.S. manufacturing shock 

* Oil prices rise after surprise fall in U.S. crude stocks

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches down on profit taking, slowdown fears support metal

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials lead Egypt higher as banks weigh on Saudi

* Saudi says Iran's remark on messages to its president "not accurate"

* Iran parliament speaker welcomes Saudi Crown Prince desire for talks - Al Jazeera

* Iran sentences man to death for spying for the CIA 

* INTERVIEW-Saudi prince seeks to dodge blame for Khashoggi killing -UN expert 

* Algeria to slash spending, seek foreign debt 

* Tunisian presidential candidate to stay in jail, testing democracy 

* Lebanon c.bank introduces steps to provide dollars for key imports 

* Iraqi police open fire, use tear gas and water cannon to disperse Baghdad protests 


* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Nov. 5-15 and/or Nov. 15-25 shipment 

* Egyptian financial services group Pioneers Holding plans three-way split

* Egypt's net foreign reserves rise to $45.118 bln in September - C. Bank 

* Egypt stock exchange in venture with supply ministry on commodities exchange 

* Egypt says restored food subsidies to nearly 2 million after Sisi tweets 

* Egypt's M2 money supply rises 11.78% year-on-year in August - c.bank 


* Saudi Arabia's high-speed Haramain train service to resume within 30 days 

* U.S. commander discusses Iran with Saudi naval commander


* UAE consumer price index falls 2.04% in August y/y

* UAE's ADNOC selects ICE for its Murban crude oil futures - sources


* Qatar central bank says sells 600 million riyals of T-bills

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

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