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| 23 September, 2018

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 23

Kuwait positive ahead of FTSE entry; other markets mixed

Traders monitor stock information at the Borsa Kuwait Stock Exchange, in Kuwait City, Kuwait November 9, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders monitor stock information at the Borsa Kuwait Stock Exchange, in Kuwait City, Kuwait November 9, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

DUBAI - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait positive ahead of FTSE entry; other markets mixed

* Oil prices end week up in volatile trade ahead of OPEC meeting

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls over 1 pct as dollar firms

* Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown

* Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

* OPEC and allies consider oil output boost as Iranian supply falls -source

* After Albayrak's economy programme, investor concern turns to Turkey's banks

* OPEC and allies struggle to pump more oil as Iran supply falls

* Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon, boy dies

* Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, won't abandon missiles -Rouhani

* Palestinians say one killed, dozens wounded as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

* Tunisia's weakened premier unlikely to push reform as polls loom

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks rebound on firm demand

* INTERVIEW-Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC says it is seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in tender

* BRIEF-Telecom Egypt Board Approves Acquisition Of 50 Pct Of Its Unit EISCC

* Egyptian court frees Mubarak's sons on bail in share-dealing case

* Egypt inks $352 mln deal with Siemens to manage power stations

* Oil and gas company SDX Energy confirms talks with BP to buy assets in Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Electricity set to issue $2 billion dual-tenor sukuk

* Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to join China's Belt and Road corridor

* Saudi's ACWA Power delays plans for IPO - sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ENOC's jet fuel storage plans show how Iranian sanctions upending oil market

* Gulf Arab states should be party to proposed Iran treaty talks -UAE official

* BRIEF-UAE'S Julphar Says SFDA Temporarily Suspends Co's License

* BREAKINGVIEWS-Emirate airline M&A makes sense, if not quite yet

* Emirates, Etihad airlines deny report they may merge

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi inflation rises to 4.1 percent in August

* Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala posts $2.97 bln H1 profit

QATAR

* BUZZ-Qatar's Barwa Real Estate may trigger bullish triangle

* Qatar's Commercial Bank says targets $750 million loan refinancing

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait August inflation almost flat; housing costs fall

* BRIEF-Burgan Bank Says No Material Impact Of Turkey's Current Conditions On Profitability

OMAN

* Oman central bank foreign assets fall to five-year low as deficit weighs

* BRIEF-Soco CEO Says Might Look At Potential Acquisitions In Iraq, Oman

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))