|19 September, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 19

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

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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 turn lower on guarded Fed, yen rises after

* Oil prices settle after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

* PRECIOUS-Gold slides 1% after Fed cuts rates, but policy outlook uncertain

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Saudi stocks gain on oil supply restoration hopes

* Pompeo says attack was 'act of war' on Saudi Arabia, seeks coalition

* UK's Johnson and Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

* Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

* U.S. seeks U.N. action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

* WRAPUP 3-Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil strikes

* Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Saudi for conflict in region

* Saudi envoy says Iran was behind attacks on oil facilities

* Lebanese economic growth zero if not negative -finance minister

* Lebanon to launch steps to issue FX bonds very soon - finmin

* Jordan issues new tender to buy 120,000 tonnes wheat

* Jordan's central bank cuts benchmark interest rate interest rates by 25 bps

* Turkish bank shares drop after regulator demands loan write-offs

* U.S. citizens warned over traveling to Saudi Arabia- State Department

* Iran's Rouhani may cancel U.N. visit if U.S. visa not issued soon - state media

* Saudi attacks to have "short-term" impact, affect oil prices - Iran oil minister

* France wants facts before commenting on Saudi attack - foreign ministry

* Saudi crown prince seeks S.Korea's help to bolster defences after attacks

* Half of new Turkish NPLs come from energy, construction -bank association

EGYPT

* Russian wheat offered lowest at Egypt's GASC tender

* Egypt's MM Group Says Ebtikar Acquires 9.1% Stake In Masary

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi central bank cuts repo rate by 25 bps

* Saudi Arabia sees little economic damage from Aramco attack as IPO presses on

* Saudi 2019 GDP growth to be "significantly less" than expected-FinMin

* Saudi market regulator in talks with Aramco on IPO rules

* Saudi finmin says Aramco restoring output proves it can swiftly deal with any crisis

* Saudi Arabia likely to tap international debt market before year-end - minister

* Saudi CMA says amendment of capital market law will allow establishing other exchanges

* Saudi's Petro Rabigh Says Shortage In Ethane Gas Supply Will Be 20%

* FACTBOX-Impact of Saudi oil outage on crude, product markets

* Saudi's Tasnee Announces Improvement In Feedstock Supply From Saudi Aramco

* Saudi's SAFCO Says Feedstock Supply Returns To Normal

* Saudi-led group to build TurkStream gas pipeline extension through Bulgaria

* Saudi crude oil exports rise to 6.88 mln bpd in July -JODI

* Saudi's Tourism Enterprises Board Proposes Capital Restructuring

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE central bank cuts rates by 25 basis points

* UAE's Etisalat Signs Agreement To Acquire Help AG's Businesses In UAE, Saudi

* DP World Says DMC Embarks On AED 109 Mln Phase 1 Development

KUWAIT

* Kuwait oil sector heightens security after Saudi Aramco attacks

* Kuwait Central bank keeps discount rate unchanged at 3.0 pct

* Kuwait's Warba Bank Updates On Upto $500 Mln Sukuk Issuance

BAHRAIN

* Investcorp Appoints Frances Townsend To International Advisory Board

QATAR

* Qatar Airways annual loss widens to $639 mln amid lingering Gulf dispute

* Qatar Petroleum and Shell in LNG marine fuel venture

* Qatar Petroleum sells Nov-loading al-Shaheen crude at higher premiums -sources

OMAN

* National Gas Oman to participate in Petredec's LPG terminal project in India

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

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