Mideast factors to watch on October 17

Gold extends slide on U.S. retail sales surprise, higher yields

  
Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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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-World stocks notch best day in 5 months; oil, govt bond yields up 

* Oil prices rise to three-year high on back of supply deficit forecasts 

* PRECIOUS-Gold extends slide on U.S. retail sales surprise, higher yields

* MIDEAST STOCKS--Most Gulf exchanges track oil prices higher 

* Lebanon Christian leader Bassil: probe into port blast should not be stopped

* Lebanese Christian group denies Hezbollah claim it planned Beirut bloodshed 

* EU's Borrell says Iran wants to meet officials in Brussels over nuclear deal 

* Saudi Arabia to ease coronavirus curbs from Oct. 17 - interior ministry 

EGYPT

* Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to allow sports fans to attend full-capacity events 

* Saudi Arabia's PIF launches offshore platform tourism project

* Saudi Arabia appoints Al-Rabiah as new Hajj minister - state media 

* Saudi non-oil exports up 37% to 125.3 bln riyals in first half of year -state news agency 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-Abu Dhabi's IHC to IPO subsidiary Multiply this year, CEO says 

* ADQ Acquires Remaining Shares In Daman 

* UAE, South Korea to launch free trade talks 

QATAR

* Qatar emir appoints two women to advisory council after men sweep polls 

* Vodafone Qatar 9-Month Profit Rises 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait calls on its citizens to leave Lebanon

OMAN

* Moody's Changes Outlook On Oman's Rating To Stable, Affirms BA3 Rating

* HSBC Bank Oman 9-Month Profit Rises

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


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