Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on October 25

Lender Emirates NBD buoys Dubai; Egypt extends losses

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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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-Investors left hanging as stimulus talks drag on

* Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender Emirates NBD buoys Dubai; Egypt extends losses

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as dollar stems declines; election uncertainty caps losses

* Sudan becomes third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel this year

* Yemen's Houthis targeted two airports and a base in Saudi Arabia -spokesman 

* Algerian president, 75, self isolates as pandemic spreads 

* Israel will not oppose U.S. sale of F-35 to UAE 

* Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead 

* Honeymoon over Saudi Arabia-U.S. ties face reset with Biden win 

EGYPT

* Egyptian bank CIB says chairman stepping down 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudia airlines flies permitted travelers to 33 international destinations 

* Saudi September inflation at 5.7 % - SAMA 

* Saudi Arabian Airlines Public Corporation appoints new director general -SPA 

* Saudi Arabia signs MoUs with IBM, Alibaba and Huawei on AI 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE merges insurance authority with central bank - Dubai ruler tweet

* UAE to impose new rules on mandatory reserves for financial institutions

* Commercial Bank Of Dubai Completes Issuance Of $600 Mln Bond 

* Emirates SkyCargo To Set Up Air Cargo Hub In Dubai For COVID-19 Vaccine Global Distribution 

* Moody's assigns Aa2 rating to strategic Abu Dhabi gas pipelines' bonds; outlook stable [Moody's assigns Aa2 rating to strategic Abu Dhabi gas pipelines' bonds; outlook stable]

KUWAIT

* Ajial Real Estate Entertainment Q3 Profit Falls

QATAR

* Qatar's Al Khalij Commercial Bank Nine-Month Profit Rises

* Qatar's Qamco Posts Nine-Month Profit Of 12 Million Riyals

OMAN

* Oman $2 billion bond sale hit by weak demand ahead of U.S. vote

BAHRAIN

* ASRY Signs JV Agreement With WOODSERV To Develop Oil And Gas Industry In Bahrain

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

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