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| 14 February, 2018

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - February 14

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

DUBAI  - 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, dollar tense for inflation test 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emaar Malls, Aramex boost Dubai, MSCI changes roil Egypt 

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* MIDEAST DEBT-Gulf's rate reprieve may end as U.S. spreads stop narrowing 

* Middle East Crude-Dubai slips to over 4-month low on ample supplies 

* Oil stable on weaker dollar and healthy economic growth, but pockets of oversupply linger 

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises on softer dollar ahead of U.S. inflation data 

* Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu 

* U.S. funding of Syrian YPG militia will impact Turkey's decisions -Erdogan 

* U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line 

* NATO chief backs bigger alliance training mission in Iraq 

* Libyan Zawiya refinery running at 70 pct capacity-NOC board member 

* Tillerson urges Gulf states to regain unity 

* Iraq resumes rail transport of oil products to Basra halted after 2003 invasion 

* OPEC's Barkindo says has Putin's word Russia won't flood oil market - CNBC 

* EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks cheer Wall St bounce 

* Surge in global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018 - IEA 

EGYPT

* Egypt's former anti-graft chief ordered detained for 15 days- agency 

* Egypt's GASC buys 35,000 tonnes of sunflower oil in tender

* Egypt issues regulations allowing private sector gas imports 

* POLL-Egypt's central bank seen cutting rates as inflation eases 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Newly free Saudi Prince Alwaleed gives to soccer club

* Norway asks wealth fund to clarify risk from Saudi Aramco IPO

* MOVES-UBS names ex-Investcorp exec as Saudi ultra high net worth head

* Saudi Riyad Bank's Q4 profit up on lower impairment charges

* Saudi developer plans debut sukuk for social housing

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates cabin pressure rises as crews feel global airline upturn

* Dana Gas creditors reject new proposal to restructure $700 mln sukuk

* Abu Dhabi's state oil company to help fill India's strategic reserve -Oil Minister

* Gold trader gets Dubai licence to trade and store cryptocurrencies

* UAE banks eye end to $22 bln Saudi debt saga

QATAR

* Qatar offers six al-Shaheen crude cargoes for April loading

KUWAIT

* Kuwait condemns Philippine president's call to evacuate workers

* TABLE-Kuwait bank lending growth slows in December

* Kuwait seals naphtha term deal at sharply higher levels

* Kuwait Petroleum seeks LNG cargo for March - sources

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)