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|30 July, 2018

Mideast stocks factors to watch on July 30

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

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares subdued for central bank, data test

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-SABIC beat fails to lift Saudi; Dubai, Abu Dhabi lower

* Oil prices mixed; Brent eases as trade tensions weigh 

* PRECIOUS-Gold price eases on firm dollar ahead of central bank meetings 

* Iraqi PM suspends electricity minister amid unrest over poor services 

* Syrian army fights IS despite hostage threat 

* Iran currency extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom

* "Very positive signals" after U.S., Taliban talks-sources

* King Mohammed VI urges action to address Morocco’s social problems 

SAUDI ARABIA

* As U.S. pushes for Mideast peace, Saudi king reassures allies 

* Saudi's SABIC expects H2 positive growth; eyes overseas expansion 

* Saudi Electricity Co Q2 net profit falls 17.3 pct 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (1) 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (2) 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emaar Malls Q2 Profit Rises 

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q2 earnings estimates 

* TABLE-Dubai Q2 earnings estimates 

QATAR

* Ooredoo Q2 profit plunges on challenges in Indonesia, Algeria 

* TABLE-Qatar Q2 earnings estimates 

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait Q2 earnings estimates 

BAHRAIN

* GFH Financial Settles $200 Million Sukuk 

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman Q2 earnings estimates 

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