MIDEAST - Factors to watch - April 4

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

  

DUBAI, April 4(Reuters) - 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-Asia shares fail to bounce with Wall St as trade fears lurk 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt falls on failed buyout offer, Gulf mostly lower 

* Oil inches lower on expectations for U.S. crude stock build 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as China-U.S. trade tensions escalate

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks hold firm; June Murban at premium

* Trump seeks Syria pullout as advisers warn of hard work ahead

* White House postpones planned Trump summit with Gulf leaders -sources

* Erdogan, Putin mark start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant

* Documents masking illicit trade between Iran and foreign partners uncovered - Washington Post

* West Libyan gas operations shut for scheduled maintenance - sources

* OPEC Q1 oil output hits lowest since start of deal -Petro-Logistics

* EMEA syndicated loans down 25% but pipeline builds

* Turkish prices rise 1 pct in March, climb 10.2 pct year-on-year

* Russia says looking at joint organisation for cooperation with OPEC

* Japex says partners to raise Iraq's Garraf oilfield output

EGYPT

* Egypt police raid website office, arrest editor-in-chief

* Egypt to meet investors this week ahead of euro-denominated bond

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi king reiterates support for Palestinians after Israel comments

* Saudi anti-corruption sweep will reach low-level cases -official

* Saudi law punishes snooping through spouse's phone with jail

* Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen -coalition

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE'S ADNOC trims March crude prices for all three grades

* UAE's ADFG acquires strategic stake in Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups

* Investment Corp of Dubai raises $1.2 billion loan - sources

* UAE's Sharjah Islamic Bank hires banks for dollar sukuk

* Dubai's DAMAC hires banks to set up investor meetings before dollar sukuk

QATAR

* Trump discusses Iran threat with Qatar emir - White House

* Qatar lowers March crude oil official selling prices - document

* Qatar central bank backs three-way Islamic bank merger

* Qatar central bank to issue about as much riyal debt in 2018 as in 2017

* Kuwait Oil Company dealing with an oil leak in Al Ahmadi province

OMAN

* Oman central bank eases capital, lending curbs in bid to spur growth

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;))