|18 October, 2018

Mideast stocks: Factors to watch on October 18

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

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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar at 1 week high after hawkish Fed minutes; Asia stocks capped 


* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stabilises after swings on Khashoggi case, Gulf firm 

* U.S. oil edges up after 3 pct drop on big stock build 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady amid firmer dollar

* Middle East Crude-Oman rebounds; al-Shaheen premiums drop 

* Turkish investigators leave Saudi consulate in Istanbul - witness 

* Latest US sanctions show disregard for human rights of all Iranians -foreign minister 

* Syria approves U.N. aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

* Global banks are seeking relaxed terms on Turkey loan rules - Bloomberg 

* Siemens may have to share big Iraq power contract with GE -FT 

* Turkey returns to international debt market with pricey $2 bln Eurobond 

* EXCLUSIVE-Don't mention the oil price: US legal threat prompts change at OPEC 


* Egypt plans to issue international sovereign sukuk in 2019-2020 


* Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence 

* Britain's BAE Systems to send senior representatives to Saudi conference 

* Germany delays decision on ministerial trip to Saudi 

* Saudi Arabia has assured OPEC there will be no crude shortage - OPEC chief 

* Saudi Aramco says Yanbu oil terminal boosts export capacity

* SoftBank 'anxiously' monitoring Saudi Arabia situation -executive 


* Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank aims to bridge trade finance gap with blockchain 

* Emaar Development meeting approves $283.2 mln special cash dividend 

* Moody's assigns first-time Baa3 ratings to Tabreed; outlook stable

* Dubai's Emirates NBD raises $2 billion loan 

* UAE's ADNOC starts producing new Umm Lulu crude oil stream

* Dubai-listed Tabreed hires banks for dollar sukuk


* Qatar Islamic Bank's Q3 net profit rises 11.5 pct

* Qatar sells Dec al-Shaheen crude at lower premiums - sources 


* Kuwait sets Oct-Nov prices for new super light crude -source

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((

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