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|18 October, 2018

Mideast stocks: Factors to watch on October 18

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

Image used for illustrative purpose.Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market.

Image used for illustrative purpose.Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

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* 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

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

SAUDI ARABIA

* 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 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* 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

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

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

KUWAIT

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

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