Mideast stocks factors to watch on July 18

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

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Japan stocks bounce as yen bows before strong dollar 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Bahrain’s Ahli United jumps on merger news amid weak Gulf markets

* Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in U.S. stockpiles 

* PRECIOUS-Gold drops more than 1 pct as dollar strengthens during Fed testimony 

* Middle East Crude-Ample supplies, narrower Brent-Dubai weigh 

* Syrian army pounds southern city of Nawa, reports of casualties -residents 

* Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight 

* Iran files suit in international court against U.S. over sanctions 

* Libya's NOC declares force majeure on Zawiya exports as Sharara output drops 

* Iraqi police disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield as unrest grows 

* Cryptocurrency firm Stellar gets Islamic finance certification 

* New debt refinancing not on medium-term agenda, Albayrak says 

* Russia, Kazakhstan cut hot-rolled steel coil exports to Iran - traders 

* EMERGING MARKETS-Russia, Middle East lead declines as oil sell-off clobbers EM 

* Turkish industrial output climbs 6.4 percent y/y in May 

EGYPT

* Egypt names first five state companies to float shares under privatisation scheme 

* Egypt targets social media with new law 

* Egypt's parliament passes $11 billion sovereign wealth fund 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden amends loan terms

* Saudi's Riyad Bank posts 25 pct Q2 profit rise 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (2) 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (1) 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai's Emaar Properties says to double investments in Egypt 

* MEDIA-Dubai developer Emaar puts $1.4bn in assets on sale amid downturn - FT 

* MEDIA-Abraaj's Africa fund investors are seeking new manager - Bloomberg 

* TABLE-Dubai Q2 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q2 earnings estimates

QATAR

* Qatar Airways adapts to regional political dispute, may avoid making a loss 

* TABLE-Qatar Q2 earnings estimates 

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait Q2 earnings estimates 

BAHRAIN

* TABLE-Bahrain Q2 earnings estimates

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman Q2 earnings estimates 

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


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