Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 28

Stocks get reality check from earnings, central banks in focus

  

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-Stocks get reality check from earnings, central banks in focus 

* Brent falls to two-week low after inventory shock 

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as U.S. bond yields weaken; focus on ECB, BOJ meetings 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses in red; Aramco hit $2 trillion valuation 

* Israel moves ahead with thousands of settler homes despite U.S. opposition 

* Iraq adds up to $16 bln of oil revenue to budget, says state news agency 

* Lebanon's politician Geagea misses hearing over Beirut violence 

* Former Lebanon PM Diab sues state over Beirut blast probe 

* Saudi Arabia classifies Lebanese association as terrorist entity for Hezbollah links 

* Yemen comments put fresh strain on Lebanon's Gulf ties 

* Iran's Raisi says cyberattack on fuel sector designed to 'make nation angry' 

* Iran says nuclear talks with six powers to resume by end November 

* Deutsche hires former C.Suisse banker to lead MENA investment banking 

* Doctors, oil workers to join disobedience movement against Sudan military takeover 

* World Bank halts Sudan operations in blow to coup leaders, strike calls gain support 

* Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack on Iraqi village -statement 

* Algeria says to meet all Spanish gas supply commitments, ready to negotiate more 

* Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company selects bidders for $2.6 bln expansion project

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 360,000 tonnes of wheat in tender

* Moscow-bound Egyptair flight turns back after hoax threat 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia licenses 44 companies to open regional headquarters in Riyadh 

* Private equity firm GIP says it will not bid for Saudi gas pipelines 

* Saudi Arabia's SABIC to invest at Teesside plant in northeast England 

* EXCLUSIVE-Under pressure over Yemen blockade, Riyadh seeks US help with defences

* Saudi investment min says FDI up 60% this year, excluding Aramco pipeline deal 

* Euroclear to give foreign investors access to Saudi riyal debt 

* Saudi's Red Sea developer signs contracts with 9 hotel brands 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct 25 

QATAR

* EXCLUSIVE-Major gas supplier Qatar Energy plans 'green' bonds -sources

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain wants tourism to account for 11.4% of GDP by 2026, minister say 

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


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