Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 17

Stocks fall as Fed fails to offer fresh cause for cheer

  
A Saudi trader observes the stock market on monitors at Falcom stock exchange agency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 7, 2018.

A Saudi trader observes the stock market on monitors at Falcom stock exchange agency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

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 fall as Fed fails to offer fresh cause for cheer 

* Oil falls as demand worries re-emerge, crews return to U.S. Gulf rigs 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets gain; Saudi bourse slips 

* PRECIOUS-Gold drops 1% as dollar rises after Fed's upbeat economic view 

* As OPEC+ meets this week, UAE emerges as main laggard 

* Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes accompany Israel-Gulf pacts 

* LCH begins clearing of Israeli shekel interest rate swaps

* Israel's Check Point Software buys secure remote access provider 

* Israel economy slides 29% in Q2, consumer spending sinks 

* Israel's Betalin Therapeutics plans IPO to fund diabetes trials

* Cash-strapped El Al Israel Airlines raises $148 mln in share offering 

* 'Not yet too late': France says Lebanon must act to deliver new cabinet 

* France says Lebanese depositors may not get all their cash, minutes show

* Head of Libya's Tripoli government says he wants to quit

* U.S. plans to enforce U.N. sanctions on Iran with its own action

* Syria says U.S. sanctions behind acute fuel crisis 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 235,000 T of Russian, Polish wheat 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia's SALIC ups stake in Brazil's Minerva

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates Islamic Bank raises $500 mln via five-year sukuk

* Gulf International Bank sells $500 mln in 5-yr bonds 

* Dubai's DP World to partner with Israeli firm in bid for Haifa Port 

* UAE's ADNOC to cut Nov crude oil term supplies by 25% for all grades 

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Sept 14 

* ADIB signs memorandum of understanding with Israel's Bank Leumi

* Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund ADIA discloses 5.05% stake in Cheniere Energy

* Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open Tel Aviv office 

QATAR

* Qatar's QDB extends loan guarantee program by three months, lifts ceiling - QNA 

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

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