Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on December 27

Major Gulf markets end mixed, Qatar snaps losing streak

  
An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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-Wall Street closes with a modest gains on Brexit deal, stimulus hopes

* Oil edges higher after Brexit deal, gains capped by pandemic O/R

* Wall St Week Ahead-'Santa Claus rally' threatened by COVID-19 resurgence, Georgia elections 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains on stimulus hopes, muted dollar after Brexit deal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed, Qatar snaps losing streak

* Saudi-led coalition says mine hit ship in Red Sea - state TV 

* Zarif dismisses Trump tweet that Iran was behind attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

* The blast that blew away Lebanon's faith in itself 

* Novak says Russia backs OPEC+ 500,000 bpd oil output hike from Feb 

* Syria's air defenses confront an "Israeli aggression" in Masyaf -state TV

* Turkey says China's Sinovac COVID vaccine 91.25% effective in late trials 

EGYPT

* Egypt's central bank keeps rates unchanged, adjusts inflation target

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi oil exports in October fall by almost a third 

* Saudi Arabia crown prince receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine -SPA 

* China's Nov U.S. oil imports near record, Saudi imports up 43% on mth 

* NCB, Samba Say Currently Working To Obtain Regulatory Approvals In Connection With Merger

* Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Intends To Halt Olefins Plant For Maintenance 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai economy to grow 4% in 2021, rebounding from this year's contraction 

* Network International To Publish Response To Research Report By Jan-End 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's MENA Real Estate Signs Assets swap and Exit Agreement With Unit Rasmal Holding 

* Gulf Insurance Group Unit Acquires Stake In Gulf Takaful Insurance Co 

QATAR

* Qatar Airways And China Southern Airlines Launch Codeshare - Statement 

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


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