Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 18

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday

  
An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Oil steps back on Saudi supply reassurance, focus shifts to Fed 

* Oil slips after Saudi Arabia says to restore output but risks remain

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat ahead of Fed outcome, lower oil prices lift risky bets  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks stumble as Aramco oil supply disruption felt  

* Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions  

* Trump says China trade deal could come before U.S. election, or not 

* FedEx, smarting from Amazon breakup and trade war, warns on profit 

* U.S. tells Saudi Arabia: nuclear push depends on snap inspections deal 

* Attacks on Aramco oil facilities risk higher inflation, lower growth in Turkey 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Oct. 21-31 and/or Nov. 1-10 

* Egypt's Baltim South West gas field starts production 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi says to meet oil commitment to Asian refiners, some changes - sources 

* Saudi Arabia to restore oil output fully by end of September -energy minister

* Saudi Arabia joins maritime protection mission -state news agency 

* Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles 

* US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from southwest Iran 

* Saudi central bank says 2019 GDP growth will be near IMF forecast 

* Saudi-owned Motiva Texas refinery production sees no impact from attacks - sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE official: Saudi Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain gears up for first dollar bond since Gulf bailout 

QATAR

* Qatar's Ahli Bank set to raise $500 mln in five year bonds 

* Qatar First Bank Shareholders Approve Capital Reduction 

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

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