Mideast factors to watch on April 8

Abu Dhabi outperforms as TAQA leaps; Saudi Arabia strong

  
An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

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-Oil, stocks slide on Trump's new trade salvo

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi outperforms as TAQA leaps; Saudi Arabia strong

* Oil falls on Trump's latest China trade threats O/R

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises as dollar, equities fall on trade fears, U.S. data

* Middle East Crude-Crude-Benchmarks rise after unexpected Saudi price hike

* Gas attack reported on Syrian rebel enclave, Damascus denies

* Saudi Aramco looks to expand largest U.S. refinery

* Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

* Trump, UAE leader push for unity in Gulf as dispute drags on

* Lebanon wins pledges exceeding $11 bln in Paris

* Sovereign funds take part in record $42 bln of deals in Q1

EGYPT

* Egyptian court allows Uber and Careem to continue operations

* COLUMN-Commentary: The danger that lurks in Sisi’s Egypt

* Egypt prosecutor orders website editor detained for 15 days -sources

* Orange Egypt Signs EGP 7 Bln Syndicated Loan

SAUDI ARABIA

* Public Investment Fund Announces Agreement With Six Flags

* S&P Says Saudi Arabia 'A-/A-2' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

* As Saudi prince arrives, ties with France more complex than before

United Arab Emirates

* OMV says acquisition Of 20 Pct Stake In Two Offshore Oil Fields In Abu Dhabi Planned

QATAR

* Qatar Emir to Meet Trump on April 10 -Qatar News Agency

* Qatar announces comeback bond deal

* Trump fundraiser suffers setback in suit against Qatar over emails

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Bapco approaches banks for multi-billion refinery expansion - sources

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;))

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