|03 September, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 3

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

Traders monitor stock information at Dubai Financial Market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2017.

Traders monitor stock information at Dubai Financial Market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2017.

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DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks dented by trade war, Brexit showdown paralyses pound

* Oil prices mixed as market eyes trade war, awaits stocks data

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices ease as firmer dollar weighs

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emirates NBD hits 12-year high, leads Dubai higher

* Japan won't join US-led maritime coalition in Gulf - newspaper

* UK considers deploying drones to the Gulf amid Iran tensions -Sky News

* Lebanon to announce state of economic emergency, plan to accelerate reforms

* Hezbollah: flare-up with Israel over but a "new phase" has started

* Iraq suspends US-funded broadcaster Al Hurra over graft investigation

* Iran warns EU over nuclear commitments as deadline for further steps looms

* Energy ministers of Russia, Iran discuss investment projects

* Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian ocean - TASS

* Iran says it welcomes Russian proposal for security in Gulf

* Algeria army chief calls for elections this year

* Tunisian candidates start their presidential campaigns

* Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants killed in clashes

EGYPT

* Egypt's ending of monthly customs rate may raise inflation - analysts

* Egypt's GASC says seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in tender

* Egypt's natural gas production rises to 7 bln cubic feet per day - senior official

* Egypt's fuel subsidy bill falls to around $5.15 bln in FY 2018-2019 - senior official

SAUDI ARABIA

* EXPLAINER-Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face off

* Saudi Arabia may raise light crude prices for Asia in Oct

* Saudi Arabia names head of PIF as Aramco chairman

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai addresses property market slump with new planning body

* Emirates NBD raises foreign ownership limit to 20%, aims for 40%

* UAE's Bank of Sharjah hires banks for 5-year bond

QATAR

* Qatar Petroleum books full capacity of Belgian LNG terminal up to 2044

* Qatar-based Aventicum Capital acquires new funds from Amwal

OMAN

* Oman LNG starts maintenance shutdown at Sur plant

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Petroleum seeks LNG cargo for October delivery - sources

* Kuwait to launch IPO of Az-Zour water and power project in October

* Kuwait's KNPC commissions diesel production unit at Mina Abdullah refinery

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

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