|04 August, 2019

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on August 4

Gulf shares dip as Fed hints no further rate cuts

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

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

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Stocks, yields tumble as trade frictions unnerve traders

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies, on course for weekly gain as dollar eases on U.S. data

* Oil gains about 3%; records loss for week after Trump tariff threat

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf shares dip as Fed hints no further rate cuts

* Iran says ready for worst in battle to save nuclear deal amid standoff with U.S.

* PREVIEW-Saudi Arabia may cut crude oil prices to Asia in Sept

* Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control

* Houthi attack kills more than 30 in Yemen's Aden, Saudi blames Iran

* Lebanon CDS soar to record high after president says economic sacrifices needed

* Sudan detains nine soldiers after protesters killed

* Libya's Mitiga airport reopens to air traffic after shelling

* Middle East Crude-Middle East Crude-Benchmarks mixed, Saudi may cut Sept crude prices to Asia

EGYPT

* Egypt's Fawry raises $22 mln in private placing ahead of IPO

* Egypt's Global Telecom Q2 Loss Narrows

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi energy minister says he discussed oil markets with Russian counterpart

* Saudi Arabia invites bidders for second round of renewable energy programme

* Facebook says it dismantles covert influence campaign tied to Saudi government

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 8.40 Bln Riyals Of Stocks In July

* Saudi's Arab National Bank Q2 Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Google blocks websites certified by DarkMatter, after Reuters reports

* UAE's Deyaar Development Q2 Profit Falls

* Dubai Investments Q2 Profit Rises

* UAE's Tabreed Q2 Profit Falls

KUWAIT

* Al Ahli Bank Of Kuwait Q2 Profit Rises

* Kuwait's ALAFCO Q3 Profit Falls

QATAR

* Moody's Says Qatar's Credit Profile Is Supported By Strong Net Creditor Position

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Ahli United Bank says due-diligence studies on offer by Kuwait Finance House expected to be completed in August

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

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