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|21 October, 2018

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on October 21

Oil up but posts weekly loss on stock build, trade tensions

Image used for illustrative purpose. Saudi traders monitor stocks at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh August 7, 2011.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Saudi traders monitor stocks at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh August 7, 2011.

REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

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-Euro, pound rally on Brexit concession; stocks dip MKTS/GLOB

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi trades in tiny range as fears over Khashoggi case abate

* Oil up but posts weekly loss on stock build, trade tensions

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as dollar eases, set for third week of gains

* EXCLUSIVE-OPEC, allies struggle to fully deliver pledged oil output boost -internal document

* Iraq presses customers for data in clamp down on Basra oil resales

* Iraq transfers ownership of 9 state oil companies to new National Oil Company

* KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

* Iraq's Luaibi reverses INOC decree, says it aims to produce 7 mln bpd

* Turkey, Russia, Germany, France to discuss Syria in Istanbul on Oct. 27 -Erdogan spokesman

* Morocco sees government's budget deficit narrowing in 2019

* France says planned EU mechanism to enable Iran trade may have wider use

* Anti-money-laundering body gives Iran until Feb to complete reforms

* Lebanese government will be formed "very soon"

* With few buyers, Iranian oil armada heads to China ahead of U.S. sanctions

* Tunisia to sell Eurobonds worth $1 bln early next week - government source

EGYPT

* Egypt postpones Eastern Tobacco share offering

* Egypt's GASC announces first rice purchasing tender for 2018

* Egypt accuses 3 oil executives of embezzling nearly $1 bln - agency

* Egypt cuts fees for ships arriving at East Port Said

SAUDI ARABIA

* Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death incomplete

* Saudi Arabia deployed Twitter army against critics -NY Times

* INSIGHT-As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power -sources

* Saudi Arabia foreign minister meets German ambassador in fresh sign of thaw

* Saudi unemployment stays at record high as companies struggle

* Riyad Bank's Q3 profit rises 8.2 pct, in line with forecasts

* Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 7.210 mln bpd in Aug

* Oil output from Saudi, Kuwait shared zone on hold as relations sour

* Saudi Aramco says to invest in refinery-petrochemical project in east China

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai's Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030 - govt

* ADNOC prepares sale of stake in infrastructure assets - sources

* Mideast ride-hailing app Careem raises $200 mln to expand, expects more funds

* UAE's ADNOC starts producing new Umm Lulu crude oil stream

QATAR

* Qatar regulator approves listing of Qatalum shares

KUWAIT

* Oil output from Saudi, Kuwait shared zone on hold as relations sour

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))