|09 October, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 9

Asian stocks swoon on signs of prolonged U.S.-China standoff

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks swoon on signs of prolonged U.S.-China standoff 

* Oil prices extend slide to 3rd straight day, U.S.-China trade doubts grow 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds firm as souring trade spat hurts risk appetite 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil price fall weighs on Gulf markets, Saudi leads losses 

* Protests resume in Iraq's Sadr City as uprising enters second week 

* U.S.'s Pompeo urges Iraq's prime minister to tackle protesters’ grievances 

* UAE pulls some forces from Yemen's Aden as deal nears to end standoff 

* Trump consulted with Pentagon ahead of northeast Syria troop withdrawal 

* After bloodshed hits flashpoint district, Iraq scrambles to stem violence 

* Sudan has received half the $3 bln promised by Saudi Arabia and UAE 

* Hariri says UAE promised Lebanon aid after high-stakes talks 

* Iran foreign minister says ready to talk with Saudis if they stop 'killing people' 

* Former Barclays bankers lied about Qatari fees in 2008, fraud trial hears 

* Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain "colonial era" grip over Nile 

* Dubai ruler and princess set for legal battle in London next month 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks mixed; Indonesia sets Sept crude price 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 295,000 tonnes of Russian, Ukrainian wheat 

* Egypt to produce 4 mln T white rice in 2019 season 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's Al Khodari Announces Termination Of A Road Project Contract 

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi central bank vets local lenders ahead of Aramco IPO – sources 

* Saudi cabinet says Kingdom ready to meet world oil needs -SPA 

* Fitch downgrade weighs on Saudi Arabia, Aramco dollar bonds 

* Fitch Downgrades SABIC's Long-Term IDR To 'A' From 'A+' 

* Saudi energy minister, Russian minister discuss stability of oil markets 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Takaful Emarat Says Wasim Ahmad Resigned As CFO 

* Mubadala Capital Appoints Senior Leadership Team In Europe 

* Etihad Airways expects to return to profitability in 2023 - exec 

* Abu Dhabi's Aldar hires banks for dollar sukuk 

* Aviation and tourism's share to UAE GDP seen at $128 bln in 20-yrs-IATA

QATAR

* Qatar opens CO2 storage plant, targets 5 mln T a year by 2025 

* Qatar will chose one contractor for new LNG trains

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Finance gains central bank approval for Ahli United takeover 

* Kuwait Business Town Real Estate Signs Islamic Financing With Local Bank 

* Kuwait Finance House expects AUB merger approvals within one month -CEO 

OMAN

* National Bank Of Oman Shareholders Approve Capital Raising Plans 

* Oman's Galfar Engineering Secures $2.7 Mln Sub Contract For Structural Steel Erection Works 

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

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