Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on July 5

Qatar leads most of Gulf higher; property shares hurt Dubai

  
Investors monitor market activity at the Qatar Exchange in Doha January 31, 2011.

Investors monitor market activity at the Qatar Exchange in Doha January 31, 2011.

REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

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-COVID recovery vs COVID reality

* Oil falls below $43/bbl on virus fears, still heads for weekly gain

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most of Gulf higher; property shares hurt Dubai 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady as virus fears offset gains in equities

* Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyber attack on n nuclear site

* Khashoggi murder trial told oven was lit after killing 

* Saudi non-oil private sector shrinks again in June - PMI 

* Saudi-led coalition destroys four Houthi drones over Yemen - Saudi Press Agency 

* Lebanon's IMF talks on hold, finance minister says 

* Russia's Novak sees global oil output cuts easing from August

* Angola resists OPEC pressure to comply fully with oil cuts- sources 

EGYPT

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenues in FY 19/20 fall to $5.72 bln - statement 

* Egypt sets date for senate elections in August 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Citi targets more growth in Saudi Arabia after adding over 20 bankers in two years 

* Aramco Trading sells crude from Malaysia as refinery remains shut -sources 

* Saudi Arabia extends economic measures to mitigate pandemic impact -agency 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE non-oil private sector jumps back to growth in June - PMI

* UAE adopts new government structure, full announcement to come on Sunday

* UAE allows citizens and residents to travel abroad 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait airways to restart commercial flights to its destinations from August 1st 

* Kuwait International Bank Obtains CBK Approval Of For Sukuk Issuance Program

QATAR

* Qatar's Ahli Bank Appoints Hassan Ahmed Al-Afranji As CEO 

OMAN

* Oman returns to loan market for US$2bn despite recent downgrade - RLPC News 

BAHRAIN

* Gulf Air To Resume Its Direct Flights To Abu Dhabi And Dubai 

* Bahrain borrowing 'critical' for currency peg after FX reserves drop - Moody's 

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

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