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| 13 August, 2017

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 13

Traders monitor screens displaying stock information at Qatar Stock Exchange in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017.

Traders monitor screens displaying stock information at Qatar Stock Exchange in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017.

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

DUBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - 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-Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street; gold, yen tick up

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait's Zain surges on Omantel move, Egypt falls on high inflation

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* Oil prices up amidst higher global demand, Nigeria instability

* PRECIOUS-Gold buoyed by global tensions, U.S. inflation data

* Trump will send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace -official

* Trump administration defends travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court brief

* Iraq's Kurds stick to independence vote despite U.S. request to postpone it

* Islamic State still a threat as Mosul residents return to city in ruins

* Iraq issues tender to buy 50,000 tonnes of wheat

* Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters - report

* Russia says "a pity" U.S. casts doubt on Iran nuclear deal

* Iran dismisses Tajik civil war claims as attempt to damage ties

* Soccer-Iran asked to explain dropping players who faced Israeli team

* More Syrians returning home, still outnumbered by fresh displacements - U.N.

* Seven Syrian rescue volunteers killed in shooting

* "Logistics" hold up Lebanese deal for rebels, refugees to return to Syria

* Syrian army secures Islamic State-held town in Homs province-state media

* Syrian army gains ground on Jordan border in southwest

* ANALYSIS-Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

* Libyan military commander Haftar visiting Russia - RIA

* More than half a million children in Libya need help -UNICEF

* MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

* Yemen's Houthis target coalition warship, agency reports

* U.N. signals not responsible for controlling Yemen's main airport

* Nineteen migrants feared drowned after being forced from boat off Yemen - U.N. agency

* Israel warns Hamas not to try to foil its anti-tunnel Gaza wall

* U.N. urges end to Gaza crisis in punishing summer heat

* Sudan invited to U.S.-Egyptian military exercises - ministry

EGYPT

* Egypt inflation surges to 35 pct in July after subsidy cuts

* Average yields drop on Egypt's six-month, one-year T-bills

* Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort

* Egypt train crash kills dozens, injures more than 100 people

* Islamic state claimes responsibility for attack on Egyptian police car -AMAQ

SAUDI ARABIA

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks -sources

* Saudi's Falih doesn't rule out more oil cuts but kingdom won't take unilateral action - Al Sharq

* Saudi Falih says talks with Iraq focused on oil pact, investment discussed

* Saudi Arabia tenders to purchase 660,000 T feed barley

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Malaysia's 1MDB says $350 mln paid to Abu Dhabi for debt deal

* Four UAE soldiers die after helicopter crash in Yemen - agency

* UAE jails man for spying for Iran, nuclear work - Gulf press

* UAE's TAQA to refinance $500 mln bond due in October - official

* Abu Dhabi's Union National Bank updating bond programme - sources

* JBF promoters pledge more equity with lenders as shares slump

* UAE's JBF RAK PET output stalls amid debt restructuring - COO

KUWAIT

* Kuwait says responding to oil spill in Ras al-Zour area

* Kuwait says taking measures against North Korea - KUNA

* Kuwait says arrests 12 convicted in 2015 Iran spy case

* Omantel to buy nearly 10 pct of Kuwait's Zain Group for $846.1 mln

(Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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