Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on October 3

Banks boost most Gulf shares; Abu Dhabi dips

  
A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image 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-Stocks bounce but inflation fears persist

* Oil settles near 3-year high ahead of OPEC+ meeting

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as dollar slips, poised for weekly gain

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks boost most Gulf shares; Abu Dhabi dips

* Tunisia's Ghannouchi says parliament in session, defying president 

* Iran says top Israeli diplomat's trip to Bahrain 'stains' its rulers 

* Aid agency says Libya arbitrarily detained 500 migrants in raid

* Algeria recalls ambassador to France for consultations 

* Iran asked U.S. to unfreeze $10 bln to show good will, Iran official says 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC seeks vegoils in tender for arrival Nov. 25-Dec. 20 

* Egypt to get French funding for pioneer wholesale market 

* Egypt's EFG Hermes in talks to buy stake in Spain's Ignis, Expansion says 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi-led coalition destroys explosives-laden drone fired at direction of Jazan -state media 

* Top White House aide discussed oil prices with Saudi Arabia 

*Saudi Arabia sukuk to join widely followed FTSE bond index 

* Saudi Arabia's wealth fund to sell part of stake in Saudi Telecom 

* Saudi Arabia's 2022 budget keeps focus on shrinking the deficit 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai Expo says it recorded 3 construction fatalities, lower accident rate than UK

* Reliance sets up a subsidiary in UAE for trading oil 

* DP World sees no quick end to global shipping bottlenecks 

* UAE set for gradual recovery, but COVID-19 risks cloud outlook, IMF says 

* UAE sets up medium-term note programme, Moody's rates it Aa2

QATAR

* Qatar's first legislative elections see 63.5% voter turnout 

* Motor racing-Qatar F1 debut set for November, 10-year deal from 2023

OMAN

* Oman urges residents to evacuate as tropical storm Shaheen strengthens 

* S&P revises Oman outlook to positive on higher oil prices, reforms 

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


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