Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on March 15

UAE leads Gulf stock falls on coronavirus, U.S. travel ban

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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-Late Wall Street rally leads global stocks higher; oil also jumps

* Crude posts biggest weekly losses since 2008, hit by coronavirus and Saudi price war 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE leads Gulf stock falls on coronavirus, U.S. travel ban

* PRECIOUS-Gold dives, palladium heads for record weekly decline 

* FACTBOX-Latest on the spread of coronavirus around the world 

* Trump tests negative for coronavirus, extends travel ban to Britain, Ireland

* Iraq condemns U.S. air strikes, warns of consequences 

* Iran security forces to empty city streets to fight coronavirus

* The wrong time to go bust: investors wary of distressed Lebanon debt 

* Turkey says agreed with Russia on details of Idlib ceasefire 

* Turkey halts flights to 9 European nations over coronavirus 

* Israel to use anti-terror tech to counter coronavirus "invisible enemy"

* Yemen suspends all flights for two weeks over coronavirus 

* Syria, insisting it is coronavirus-free, takes broad steps to prevent spread 

* Morocco suspends flights to and from 21 countries including Egypt, Bahrain and UAE 

* Sudan closes schools and universities for one month over coronavirus 

* UAE, Saudi central banks roll out $40 billion stimulus for virus-hit economies 

EGYPT

* Egypt shuts schools, universities for two weeks as virus cases increase 

* Egypt reports 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 93 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia suspends international flights for two weeks over coronavirus fears- SPA 

* Saudi Arabia floods markets with $25 oil as Russia fight escalates 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE cancels events, flights as central bank announces coronavirus fiscal plan 

* Dubai closes four theme parks until end of March over coronavirus 

* Abu Dhabi changes oil pricing in 'unprecedented' market

* HSBC employee in its Dubai office has coronavirus

QATAR

* Qatar, UAE restrict visas as part of measures to contain virus 

* Qatar closes cinemas, gyms and museums over coronavirus fears 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait closes shopping malls and children's entertainment centres 

* Kuwait asks Muslims to pray at home to halt coronavirus spread

BAHRAIN

* Motor racing-Formula One to call off Bahrain and Vietnamese GPs -sources 

* Bahrain central bank cuts overnight lending rate to 2.45% 

OMAN

* Oman to suspend tourism visas from March 15 for 30 days -coronavirus committee 

* ANALYSIS-Currency pegs in Nigeria, Oman in peril after oil price plunge 

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

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