MIDEAST - Factors to watch - April 9

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

  

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 stocks encouraged by bounce in S&P futures; confused on Syria

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi up, Kuwait rebounds; new ownership caps lift some Qatar stocks

* Oil steadies after Friday's falls, but trade dispute weighs

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as dollar firms, but trade war fears persist

* Syria says suspected U.S. missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

* U.N. Security Council to meet on Monday after Syria attack

* Trump says "big price to pay" for Syria chemical attack

* Rebel fighters begin leaving Syria's Douma after weeks-long military assault

* INSIGHT-Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi taps France to develop multi-billion dollar open air museum

* Foreigners bought net $229 mln Saudi stocks last week

* INTERVIEW-Saudi exchange counting on foreign funds to aid Aramco IPO, chief says

* Saudi crown prince begins European tour in Paris

* INTERVIEW-Saudi to focus foreign debt issues on dollar for now, official says

* France, Saudi Arabia agree new defence contracts strategy

* Saudis begin investigating detainees who did not settle, newspaper reports

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ADNOC Distribution to open three stations in Dubai this year, eyes Saudi

* Dubai cryptocurrency firm denies Alibaba trademark infringement

* UK injunction restricts Dana Gas dividends in $700 mln sukuk dispute

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