| 18 June, 2017

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch today

U.S. stocks end flat though Amazon deal weighs; dollar dips

DUBAI, June 18 (Reuters) - 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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks end flat though Amazon deal weighs; dollar dips

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil price fall has mixed impact on Gulf, Doha extends recovery

* Oil prices edge up; still near 2017 lows on stubborn glut

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies after rate hike sell-off

* Saudi foreign minister says working on list of Qatar 'grievances'

* Syrian army declares city ceasefire as Russia, U.N. plan July peace talks

* Thousands rally in Turkey after opposition lawmaker jailed

* Turkish PM urges opposition head to call off 20-day protest march

* Iran should stop interfering in Iraq, Iraqi VP Allawi says

* Saudi: Gulf rift bigger than air rights, can't be resolved at ICAO

* 100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

* Russia's military says it may have killed IS leader; West, Iraq sceptical

* EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging market stocks set for biggest weekly fall of year, Russia steadies

* Turkey's central bank leaves key rates on hold despite high inflation

* Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi king should resolve Gulf rift during Ramadan -RTP

* East Libyan oil export halt order again targets Glencore deal

* U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

* Iraqi PM Abadi postpones visit to Saudi Arabia amid Gulf rift

* Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

* U.S. Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal - senior Iranian official

* Iran sees gas deal with Total within weeks - minister

* UAE energy minister sees no need for extraordinary OPEC talks

* Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman - report


* Egypt's investment law executive regulations to be finalised in 10 days

* Egypt signs $575 million agreement with GE for 100 locomotives

* Egypt has procured 3.6 million tonnes of local wheat - ministry

* Opposition grows to Egypt's plan to cede islands to Saudi Arabia

* Egypt's NI capital to offer ENPPI before end of 2017

* Egyptian economy grows 4.3 pct year/year in third quarter of 2016/17

* Average yields rise on Egypt's six-month and one-year T-bills

* BRIEF-Telecom Egypt signs two commercial agreements with Etisalat Masr


* Saudi to transfer employees from troubled Oger construction firm

* Saudi transport minister arrives in Montreal for Gulf airspace talks

* BRIEF-Saudi's CMA announces IPO of Zahrat Al Waha For Trading Company

* BRIEF-Saudi's Tasnee shareholders approve relinquishment of violation of sukuk terms

* Saudi's Kingdom Holding buys $62 mln stake in ride-hailing firm Careem

* Saudi Arabia's Sedco Capital launches green investment strategy

* Saudi Arabia's oil exports seen below 7 mln bpd in summer - sources, data


* Etisalat Nigeria works with investor Mubadala and lenders to resolve debt woes

* Dana Gas's sukuk holders say firm's offer "repudiation" of English law

* BREAKINGVIEWS-Dana Gas is the tip of Islamic bond iceberg

* China censures Emirates airline after two safety incidents

* Daimler invests in ride-hailing firm Careem's latest funding round


* Iraq VP accuses Qatar of having tried to split his country

* Qatargas to deliver up to 1.1 mln tonnes of LNG per year to Shell

* Qatar push to reopen neighbors' skies to flights left unresolved

* Turkish, French and Qatari leaders discuss Qatar row in teleconference - sources

* Cow farm in Qatari desert struggles amid Arab boycott

* Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support

* Qatar says Gulf crisis has no impact on World Cup preparations

* Olympics-IOC hopes Qatar row won't affect Gulf sports development

* Gulf crisis a "blessing in disguise" for Qatar seaport

* International lenders support Qatari banks hit by regional rift

* Qatar central bank raises deposit rate 25 bps, keeps others unchanged

* TABLE-Qatar May inflation dropped to lowest level in years on eve of sanctions

* INTERVIEW-Hapag-Lloyd says UASC integration on track, Qatar row no hindrance


* Kuwait skips rate hike as liquidity lets it be flexible

* BRIEF-Warba Bank says CBK approves Al Sayer Group request to raise stake in Bank


* UN experts warn repression in Bahrain will breed unrest

(Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)