|16 February, 2020

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on February 16

Most major Gulf bourses ease on lacklustre results 

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

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

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 edge up with positive chipmaker forecast, oil gains for the week 

* Oil rises over 1% on hopes demand will rebound from coronavirus effect 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf bourses ease on lacklustre results 

* PRECIOUS-Gold poised for a weekly gain as virus fears lift safe-haven demand 

* Turkey denies flouting agreement with Russia in Syria's Idlib province 

* Blasts hit U.S. coalition base in Baghdad, damage unknown 

* Libya faces financial crisis due to oil blockade - PM 

* Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped 

* Tunisia talks on cabinet press on amid risk of new election

* Yemen’s Houthis say coalition strikes kill 30, including civilians 

* Despite Yemen violence spike, Saudi says talks with Houthis progressing

* White House memo says strike on Iranian commander responded to past attacks 

* West Karoun oilfields production up five-fold in past 6 yrs- Iran oil minister 

* Canada's Trudeau demands from Iran independent probe into downed airliner

* U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran 

* U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability 

* Iran starts election campaign with thousands barred from standing

* Iran says it will strike U.S. and Israel if they make the 'slightest error' 

* U.S. warship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons 

* Israeli mayor orders Palestinian 'surrender' billboards removed

* Lebanon ex-premier Hariri blames political rivals for crisis 

* Lebanon lowers benchmark interest rates - banking association statement

* Lebanon government forms committee to study Eurobond issue - local television 

* TIMELINE-Algeria's year of protest and turmoil

* Jordan issues tender to buy 120,000 tonnes feed barley 

EGYPT

* Egypt agrees with five energy firms on exploration in Mediterranean - minister 

* Egypt's jobless rate drops to 8% in fourth quarter 2019 - state agency

* Egypt confirms first coronavirus case, says affected person is a foreigner 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco to report 2019 results on March 16 

* Chevron prepares to restart Wafra oilfield on Saudi-Kuwaiti border 

* Saudi minister denies any plans for crown prince to meet Israeli PM

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC Health's vice chairman quits as further shareholder twists emerge 

* DP World To Acquire Stake In Port Of Yuzhny 

QATAR

* Qatar says talks to end Gulf dispute were suspended in January 

* Qatar lines up warm-up date for top Euro 2020 contenders

* Qatar’s Ooredoo group’s net profit at 1.7 billion riyals in 2019 - statement 

* Qatar says ready to re-route energy cargoes to China after virus spread

KUWAIT

* Chevron prepares to restart Wafra oilfield on Saudi-Kuwaiti border

OMAN

* Oman's oil output reaches 958,270 bpd in January - agency 

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

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