Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on April 12

Saudi nudges up ahead of OPEC+ meet, UAE stocks mark best week in years

  
A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi Bank in Riyadh November 22, 2008. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi Bank in Riyadh November 22, 2008. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stock markets jump on Fed stimulus, oil pulls back from earlier surge

* Global stock markets jump on Fed stimulus, oil pulls back from earlier surge O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi nudges up ahead of OPEC+ meet, UAE stocks mark best week in years 

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 1-month peak fuelled by Fed's new stimulus measures 

* Saudi-Mexican clash halts record oil cut deal despite Trump pressure 

* Saudi, Russia outline record oil cut under U.S. pressure as demand crashes 

* Iran renews coronavirus warning as 'low risk' activities re-start 

* U.S. offers $10 million for information on Hezbollah commander in Iraq 

* Threat from Iran to U.S. forces in Iraq remains 'significant' -senior U.S. diplomat 

* Iraq names its third prime minister in 10 weeks

* Issuer of Kurdish oil-backed $500 mln Glencore bonds seeks repayment delay - sources 

* Lebanon's Hariri attacks government over draft economic plan 

* War-ravaged Yemen confirms first coronavirus case, braces for more 

* Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen begins, lifting hopes for peace

* UK joins U.S., UN in supporting Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen amid virus outbreak 

EGYPT

* Egyptian police disperse villagers who stopped burial of doctor killed by coronavirus 

* Egypt's ESIIC buys 100,000 tonnes of Brazilian sugar in tender - trade

* Egypt lowers 92-, 95-octane petrol prices by 3.2% -ministry of petroleum 

* Egypt authorizes 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports -Brazil ag ministry

* Egypt to import 800,000 tonnes of wheat during harvest -minister

* Egypt's urban consumer inflation falls to 5.1% in March

* Saipem-led consortium picked as preferred bidder for Egypt rail project

SAUDI ARABIA

* U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion 

* Saudi King approves extension of curfew until further notice- SPA 

* Saudi Aramco to release May crude official prices on Sunday- source 

* Saudi crown prince, Russia's Putin discuss efforts to stabilize oil markets- SPA 

* Trump says he had good call with Russia's Putin, Saudi king on oil 

* Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped 

* EXCLUSIVE-Russia releases first cargo of wheat to Saudi Arabia -sources 

* Saudi Arabia buys stakes in four big European oil firms -source 

* Saudi Arabia tenders for about 600,000 tonnes barley 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE says OPEC+ output cut decision will have a major impact 

* China, UAE foreign ministers discuss energy, coronavirus -WAM

* UAE to extend closure of mosques and places of worship until further notice

* Dubai to set up field hospitals to cope with any coronavirus surge - official

* Court appoints administrators for NMC Health after months of turmoil 

* Dubai tells government agencies to cut spending, freeze hiring 

* UAE's flydubai says will resume operations when time is right 

* ADIO invests $100 mln in four AgTech companies - statement

KUWAIT

* MSCI postpones entering Kuwait stocks into EM index - Kuwait state news agency 

BAHRAIN

* In overcrowded cells, Bahrain's political prisoners fear coronavirus threat 

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

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