Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 14

Asian shares on firm footing as vaccine trials resume

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares on firm footing as vaccine trials resume

* Oil ends lower for second week as stockpiles rise, demand weakens

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most of Gulf higher; Abu Dhabi dips 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls, but eyes weekly gain on economic recovery worries 

* INSIGHT-Once an American foe, now a friend: OPEC turns 60 

* Iraq cuts Oct Basra Light OSP to all regions 

* Macron presses Lebanese politicians as cabinet deadline looms 

* Jordan's Capital Bank begins due diligence to buy Lebanon's Audi's units in Jordan, Iraq 

* Protesters set government building on fire in eastern Libya 

* Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000 - health ministry 

* Trial of British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe postponed, UK lawmaker says

EGYPT

* Saudi Telecom says no deal reached on Vodafone Egypt stake

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to lift some international flight restrictions on Sept 15 

* Saudi Arabia starts final phase of its mills privatisation

* Saudi Arabia's BinDawood Holding sets IPO price range, aims to raise up to 2.2 bln riyals 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Hungary says it will be only EU country to send minister to Israel-UAE accord signing

* Gazans living on Emirates-funded estate rue normalisation deal with Israel 

* UAE, Israeli educational institutions sign artificial intelligence MoU 

QATAR

* Qatar ruler meets Afghan, Taliban delegations during peace talks in Doha 

OMAN

* Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation decision 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain opposition rejects Israel normalisation, calls for resistance 

* Netanyahu sees direct Israel-Bahrain flights after normalisation deal

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

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