MIDEAST - Factors to watch - April 5

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


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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares bounce from 2-month lows as US-China trade war fears ease 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Money flows back into Saudi, Emaar keeps falling in Dubai

* Oil gains on surprise drawdown in U.S. crude inventories 

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower as fears of all-out U.S.-China trade war ease 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks rise ahead of Saudi OSPs 

* Trump agrees to keep U.S. troops in Syria a 'little longer,' but wants out 

* Algeria's Bouteflika names four new ministers and leaves energy minister in place 

* India to offer $3-4 bln development plan for giant Iran gas field - sources

* Libyans to take part in public consultations to help end political deadlock 

* U.S. seeks about 20 years prison for Turkish banker in Iran sanctions case 

* Turkish lira's real effective exchange rate falls to record low in March - cenbank 

* Turkish, Iranian leaders meet ahead of Syria summit with Russia 

* Iraq says Saudi could invest in agricultural land in Anbar province 


* Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Egyptian strawberries, peppers 

* Egypt to hold long-awaited local elections next year 

* Egypt's Oriental Weavers to issue 1.5 Egyptian pound dividend on April 19 

* Egypt's wheat reserves are sufficient until July 15 - Al Mal newspaper 


* Saudi Arabia's first new cinema in decades to open April 18 

* Saudi-led coalition says missile intercepted near Yemen border 

* Saudi Arabia expects no oil supply impact from Houthi tanker attack 


* Qatar National Bank seeks growth in Southeast Asia 

* Qatar's market manipulation fears fuelled by "abnormal" derivative moves-bank CEO 


* Bahrain says new discovery contains an estimated 80 bln barrels of tight oil 

* Bahrain denies entry to Danish lawmaker who planned visit to jailed activist

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