Mideast factors to watch on March 16

Oil falls amid stockpiling concern; European vaccine woe threatens demand

  
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 Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher ahead of Fed meeting

* Oil falls amid stockpiling concern; European vaccine woe threatens demand

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai leads most of Gulf higher; Saudi index dips

* PRECIOUS-Gold muted as markets wait for U.S. Fed meeting

* ANALYSIS-Buyers return but Dubai real estate faces long road to recovery

* Gulf corporate governance falls short of global best practices - S&P

* U.S. becomes India's second biggest oil supplier, Saudi plunges to No. 4

* Afghan peace talks should rotate among countries, envoy says amid stall

* Iran's Zarif says time running out for U.S. to revive nuclear deal

* Jailed French tourist in Iran faces spying charges, lawyer says

* Iran releases footage of Revolutionary Guards 'missile city' base

* Houthis says Blinken statement "positive", call for end to US military involvement in Yemen

* UK sanctions allies of Syrian President Assad, including foreign minister

* Iran tenders to purchase soyoil, sunoil and palm olein oil - trade

* Syria tenders to purchase 85,000 tonnes refined white sugar - trade

* Sudan formally requests four-party mediation over Ethiopian dam

* Jordan uses tear gas to clamp down on anti-lockdown protesters

EGYPT

* Egypt's president orders increase in state salaries, pensions

* POLL-Egypt central bank forecast to leave interest rates unchanged

* Remittances from Egyptians abroad rose 10.5% in 2020 - c.bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi inflation rate falls to 5.2% in Feb, lowest since VAT hike

* Missiles fired by Houthis hit uninhabited areas, Saudi-led coalition says

* Yemen's Houthis say attacked southern Saudi airports with drones

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ANALYSIS-Buyers return but Dubai real estate faces long road to recovery

* Dubai's Nakheel eyes district cooling assets sale - sources

* Petrofac suspended from bidding for new UAE contracts, shares fall

* UAE agritech start-up raises $50 mln in bonds to grow tomatoes in the desert

* Liquidity of UAE banking system back to pre-COVID-19 levels - c.bank

* UAE listed companies must have at least one female board member - regulator

QATAR

* Qatar's Ezdan Holding Group FY Profit Rises

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's SICO buys majority stake in Saudi-based Muscat Capital (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)


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