Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on July 12

Financials buoy Qatar; blue-chip sell-off trips up Egypt

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. 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-Stocks jittery as record U.S. virus count weighs on risk appetite 

* Oil rises as Int'l Energy Agency boosts demand forecast 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials buoy Qatar; blue-chip sell-off trips up Egypt

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as higher equities weigh despite rising virus cases

* IEA raises 2020 oil demand forecast but warns COVID-19 clouds outlook 

* On fifth attempt, U.N. Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey 

* Libya's LNA says blockade on oil will continue

* Lebanon not planning to negotiate with Iran on fuel imports -minister

* Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high

* Lebanon holds meeting with IMF, more talks next week -statement

* Risks to Lebanon's Eurobonds skewed to downside - Tellimer

* Blackouts darken misery of Lebanon's economic collapse

* Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions - Zanganeh says 

* Iran's president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread 

* Israelis protest against government response to coronavirus 

* Iraq trade ministry says bought 4.539 mln tonnes local wheat; self sufficiency reached 

* Advisor's killing deepens Iraqi leader's face-off with militias

* Khartoum airport partially opens to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE 

* Sudan replaces slew of top ministers to speed political reforms

* Morocco extends coronavirus emergency decree until Aug 10

EGYPT

* Germany says suspected Egyptian spy had no access to sensitive data 

* Egypt's annual headline inflation rises to 5.6% in June - CAPMAS 

SAUDI ARABIA

* UN rights investigator calls on S.Arabia to free women activists 

* Saudi Aramco raises gasoline prices for July -state TV 

* Saudi-led alliance in Yemen says explosive boats destroyed in Red Sea 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai announces new coronavirus economic support worth over $400 million

* S&P warns Dubai economy to shrink 11%, cuts property giants to junk 

* Mubadala set for exclusive talks with Petrobras to buy Bahia refinery

* Dubai non-oil private sector emerges from contraction in June -PMI 

* Emirates lays off more pilots, crew in latest round of job cuts - sources 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait advises against travelling abroad due to coronavirus pandemic 

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

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