Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on August 9

Dubai leads major Gulf bourses higher, Egypt extends gains

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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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-Dollar gains, stocks ebb after jobs data halts rally

* Oil slips below $45/bbl on demand concerns but posts weekly rise

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai leads major Gulf bourses higher, Egypt extends gains

* PRECIOUS-Gold's record breaking rally sputters on dollar bounce-back

* Lebanese protesters storm ministry buildings as anger over Beirut blast grow

* Arab League says ready to mobilise Arab efforts to help Lebanon; Turkey ready to rebuild port

* Trump says he will join international aid conference call for Lebanon 

* Gulf energy ministers, Iraq see improving global economy in Friday call 

* Ex-Saudi intelligence official alleges Riyadh sent hit squad to kill him 

* Iraq pledges to deepen oil output cuts in August, September

* INSIGHT-'They killed us twice': finding loved ones at last among Syria's tortured dead 

* Lebanon's battered economy dealt fresh blow after port blast hits 'Achilles heel'

EGYPT

* Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone 

* Egypt's sex assault accusations spotlight social stigmas

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenues up 4.7% in last 5 years - chairman 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia cuts Sept crude prices to Asia -document

* SABIC posts third straight quarterly loss, forecasts more of the same in H2 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE cenbank temporarily relaxes rules on liquidity, funding for banks

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala reports 7% stake in Virgin Galactic 

* Emirates Airline To Resume Operations To Toronto From August 16 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Finance House's Q2 profit down 77.5% hit by lockdown 

QATAR

* Yara expects $1 bln Qatar sales proceeds by end-August 

* Cathay Pacific Airways Says Rights Issue Was Over-Subscribed 

OMAN

* EXCLUSIVE-BP poised to sell 'stranded assets' even if oil prices rally 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Investcorp reports annual loss, blames coronavirus 

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

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