| 12 February, 2018

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - February 12

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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks attempt a bounce, bonds fret on U.S. inflation

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region soft as Saudi slides but local institutions lift Qatar  

* Oil prices rise 1 percent as stocks markets steady

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges up as dollar eases; eyes on US inflation data  

* Yemen's president Hadi names new central bank governor  

* World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction  

* Iran displays missile, Rouhani says U.S. regional policy a failure - TV  

* Friend or foe Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey  

* Iraq expects grain imports to be high this year due to dry weather 


* Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in security operation  

* Brotherhood supporters jailed over 2014 Cairo clashes - court sources  

* Remittances from Egyptian expats rise by 29.3 pct y/y in Dec  


* Saudi to supply full contract volumes of crude to 3 Asian buyers in March - sources  

* Saudi Ritz reopens after stint as gilded prison of princes  

* Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment names managing director  

* Saudi ACWA Power sees $4.5 bln in local project tenders  

* Saudi's Al Rajhi Bank Q4 net profit rises 20 pct 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (2)  

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (1)  


* Emirates firms up $16 billion order for A380 superjumbos 

* Abu Dhabi financial regulator may create framework for virtual currencies  

* New $1 bln Abu Dhabi chemicals facility to boost manufacturing 

* Emaar Properties says 2017 net profit was $1.55 bln  

* Dana Gas swings to net profit in 2017 boosted by settlement with Kurdistan Regional Govt 
* UAE min says has no intention to raise tax rates-Gulf News 

* TABLE-Dubai Q4 earnings estimates  

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q4 earnings estimates  


* TABLE-Qatar Q4 earnings estimates 


* TABLE-Kuwait Q4 earnings estimates 


* TABLE-Bahrain Q4 earnings estimates


* TABLE-Oman Q4 earnings estimates  

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)