|21 October, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 21

Asian shares edge higher, pound stumbles on Brexit drama

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 Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS- Asian shares edge higher, pound stumbles on Brexit drama

* Oil prices dip on weak demand outlook, supply concerns

* PRECIOUS- Gold holds steady above $1,490 on Brexit uncertainties

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Banks boost Saudi index; other Gulf markets down

* Lebanon's Hariri agrees reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis

* Lebanon protesters keep pressure on government as reform deadline nears

* Erdogan says Turkey expects U.S. to keep promises, not stall Syria truce deal

EGYPT

* Shell Egypt to sell assets in Western Desert

* Egypt's Qalaa to raise production capacity to 5.5 mln tonnes/year in 2021

* BRIEF-Egypt's Edita Food Unit Signs Grant Agreement With Moroccan Government

* BRIEF-Real Estate Egyptian Consortium 9-Month Consol Profit Rises

* BRIEF-Egypt Free Shops Q1 Standalone Profit Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's CMA Approves Public Offering Of GIB Opportunistic MENA Equity Fund

* BRIEF-Saudi's Al Kathiri Updates On Establishment Of Factory Of Alian Industrial Co

* BRIEF-Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Q3 Profit Falls

* BRIEF-Saudi's Yansab Q3 Profit Falls

* BRIEF-Saudi's Mobily Posts Q3 Profit

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Masdar City And Ekar Bring First Tesla Car-Share Operation To Middle East

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar's Nakilat 9-Month Profit Rises

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait Hotels Q3 Loss Narrows

* BRIEF-Livestock Transport And Trading Signs Agreement To Supply Livestock To A Gulf Company

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's National Hotels Q3 Profit Rises

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

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