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| 11 February, 2018

Mideast factors to watch on February 11

U.S. stocks end bumpy week up sharply; oil prices drop 3%

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

* Israeli jet shot down after bombing Iranian site in Syria 

* Wall St Week Ahead-Investors brace for more swings as U.S. inflation specter rises  

* GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks end bumpy week up sharply; oil prices drop 3 pct  

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region flat to lower; cement shares jump again in Saudi  

* Oil skids to biggest weekly loss in 2 years amid market turmoil O/R

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips on firm dollar, heads for second weekly loss  

* Sovereign investors scoop up emerging market IPOs in 2017 

* Egypt launches major assault on militants ahead of election  

* No sign of France reviewing weapons sales to Saudi-led Yemen coalition - sources  

* ANALYSIS-Trump 'energy dominance' policy pits Washington against Moscow  

* Iran says it can discuss other issues if nuclear deal successful  

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. not planning to contribute money at Iraq reconstruction conference -officials 



EGYPT

* Egypt wants more market stability before Eurobond issue - minister  

* Egypt inflation falls to lowest levels since currency float - c.bank  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Switzerland's Clariant halts strategic update pending talks with SABIC

* Saudi Arabia's Leejam Sports seeks approval for stock market listing -sources  

* Israel hopeful about Saudi overflights for airliners to Tel Aviv  





UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Group led by India's ONGC to buy stake in UAE's ADNOC oil concession -sources  

* Emaar Properties $1.8 bln profit in 2017 was before depreciation -company  

* Cofco builds Dubai soft commodities hub targeting global reach- Bloomberg  

* UAE loan growth to be 5-6 pct in 2018, driven by corporate sector -official  

QATAR

* Qatar's Mayhoola, Fosun vie for control of French fashion label Lanvin - sources  

* S&P Says Qatar Ratings Affirmed At 'Aa-/A-1+' Outlook Negative  

* Qatar central bank warns against trading in bitcoin 



KUWAIT

* Kuwait sets March crude OSP to Asia - industry source  

OMAN

* Oman preparing dollar Islamic bond sale - sources  

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)