|23 September, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 23

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

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 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 dip on geopolitical tensions, oil up 1% 

* Oil gains on Saudi supply disruption, Mideast tensions 

* PRECIOUS- Gold prices edge lower; palladium scales record high 

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Protests drag down Egyptian indexes to multi-year lows 

* Iranian maritime official says UK tanker Stena Impero to be released soon- Fars news

* Pompeo says U.S. mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

* France says main priority is to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions

* Iran to present plan for Gulf security at U.N. General Assembly this week

* UAE's first official synagogue to open in multi-faith complex in 2022

*'Entirely implausible' to say Houthis behind Saudi oil attack - UK foreign minister

* Thomas Cook customers say hotel in Tunisia stopped them leaving

EGYPT

* Egypt trading suspended as shares plunge after protests

* CORRECTED-Egyptian exchange suspends trading after EGX 100 plunges - bourse data 

* Egypt has wheat reserves sufficient until Feb. 7, 2020 - minister 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi switches crude grades, delays oil supplies to buyers in Asia 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

* UAE expects 2.4% GDP growth in 2019-c.bank 

* UAE total government expenditure rose 21.6% y-o-y to 119 billion dirhams during Q1 2019 -WAM 

* Abu Dhabi Ports' Container Volume Rises in H1 

* Modon Properties Awards Infrastructure Contracts For South Of Riyadh City 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait International Bank may sell $2 bln in sukuk - Al Rai 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain Islamic Bank Forms Committee To Evaluate Potential Offer From NBB 

OMAN

* Oman not in talks with Gulf countries for aid package - c.bank official

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

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