Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 7

Asian shares rise on stronger global risk appitite as oil prices ease

  
An investor walks through the Dubai Financial Market after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 8, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

An investor walks through the Dubai Financial Market after Joe Biden won the U.S. presidency, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 8, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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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-Asian shares rise on stronger global risk appitite as oil prices ease 

* Oil drops for 2nd session on unexpected rise in U.S. inventories

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat as dollar holds firm ahead of U.S. jobs data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi leads major Gulf markets higher; Dubai falls 

* Lebanese PM says he signs bill lifting immunity in Beirut blast case -Sky News Arabia 

* Iraq and UAE's Masdar sign a 1 thousand megawatts solar power contract

* Tunisian central bank keeps key rate at 6.25% 

* Tunisia closes unlicensed TV station critical of president

* Iraqi oil min deems oil at $75-$80 a barrel fair to producers and consumers

* Russia, U.S. discuss reviving Iran nuclear deal 

* Iran's foreign minister says nuclear talks to resume soon -Ifax 

* Iran appoints new central bank chief - state media 

* POLL-Israel cenbank to hold rates, prepare markets for tightening

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 240,000 tonnes of wheat in tender 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi-led coalition intercepts drone attack on Abha airport -state TV

* Saudi-led coalition says it foiled boat attacks in Yemen 

* Saudi appeals court upholds lengthy sentence for aid worker 

* Saudi lobbying jeopardises UN Yemen war crimes probe, activists say 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed ordered phones of ex-wife and lawyers to be hacked, UK court says 

* INSIGHT-You've been hacked: How Dubai ruler’s eavesdropping was uncovered

* NSO ended Pegasus contract with UAE over Dubai leader's hacking 

* 'Intimidating': Dubai ruler tried to buy 30 mln pound estate next to ex-wife

* Former UN rights commissioner Robinson urges UAE to free activist 

* UAE gets $4 bln with debut bond sale 

* UAE authorises Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine -Russia's RDIF

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct. 4 

QATAR

* Qatar's beIN Sports says Saudi to lift ban, removing Newcastle takeover hurdle 

* Qatar foreign minister visits UAE as relations thaw 

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


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