Mideast factors to watch on April 25

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS- Asian shares slip; German, Korean data hurt risk appetite

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Egypt, Qatar gain on financials; cement makers lift Saudi

* PRECIOUS- Gold firms on weak German data, strong dollar caps gains

* Oil hovers near 6-mth high as U.S. stockpile build counters supply fears 

* Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict 

* U.N. rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men

* Goldman Sachs in talks to buy restructured Turkish loans -sources 

* Iraq to focus on energy exploration in western desert -minister 

* Turkish lira at weakest level in six months on election, U.S. strains

* Rouhani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran -TV 

* Iraq agrees deal with China's CPECC to process gas from giant oilfield 

* U.S. sanctions have denied Iran more than $10 bln in oil revenue - U.S. official 

EGYPT

* CI Capital Holding Q1 Consol Profit Rises

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Launches 30-Year Sukuk In Domestic Market 

* Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says China has not yet asked for more crude oil 

* Saudi central bank sees more interest from regional banks 

* Saudi Arabia's economy to grow at least 2 pct in 2019

* Saudi Arabia posts 27.8 bln riyal budget surplus in Q1 

* Nigeria's oil minister, Saudi Aramco discuss investment options 

* Saudi's Falih sees no need for swift output action after Iran oil waivers end 

* Alawwal Bank Shareholders To Vote On Termination, Settlement Agreement With Natwest Markets 

* U.K. asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen bought $100 mln of Aramco bond -chairman

* Saudi's Edaa Signs MoU With Euroclear Bank 

* Saudi Arabia agrees to set up venture capital funds worth $400 mln 

* Indonesia's Pertamina, Saudi Aramco may end refinery talks in June 

* Aramco's bond is "only the beginning", Saudi energy minister says

* Credit Suisse will receive Saudi banking license, finance minister says

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Union National Bank Q1 Profit Falls

* UAE's RAKBANK Q1 Profit Up By 31.7 Pct 

* UAE M3 MONEY SUPPLY +6.9 PERCENT Y/Y IN MARCH - CENTRAL BANK 

* UAE's National Investor Shareholders Approve Share Buy Back 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Jazeera Airways Posts Q1 Profit 

* Ooredoo Kuwait Q1 Profit Falls 

QATAR

* Qatar First Bank Posts Q1 Profit 

* Qatar's United Development Posts Q1 Profit Of 176 Mln Riyals

* Qatar's Zad Holding Shareholders Approve Foreign Ownership To Be Upto 49 Pct 

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

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