Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 22

Stocks find some footing after Evergrande relief; Fed looms

  
An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

An Emirates NBD counter is seen as traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market at Dubai World Trade Center, February 2, 2012. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohamed Al-Sayaghi

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-Stocks find some footing after Evergrande relief; Fed looms  

* Oil rises on big decline in U.S. crude stocks 

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat as investors brace for Evergrande risks, Fed policy decision  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf bourses in the red; Abu Dhabi edges up  

* OPEC+ struggles to pump more oil to meet rising demand 

* Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week 

* Iran wants nuclear talks that lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions, president says 

* Iran says nuclear talks with world powers to resume in few weeks 

* Libya's eastern parliament pulls confidence from unity government 

* Sudan says coup thwarted, accuses Bashir loyalists

* Houthis rally in north Yemen as their fighters push south 

* Foreign creditors urge Lebanon to begin debt restructuring talks 

EGYPT

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenue at $4.09 bln in 8 months -statement 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Red Sea tourism project to raise up to $2.7 bln 'green' loan next year 

* Italy's Saipem signs investment MoU with Saudi Aramco

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* As tensions ease, Turkey says talks to UAE on energy investment

QATAR

* Soaring gas prices not a crisis, reflect lack of investment -Qatar minister 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait completes refining expansion to produce less polluting fuel -state news agency 

* Kuwait Touristic plans capital hike to help bolster tourism

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


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