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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - April 18

DUBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slip amid N. Korea concerns, dollar up on Mnuchin comments

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Two Saudi telcos surge, Abu Dhabi's Eshraq rebounds on tie-up with fund

* Oil prices mixed after U.S. production seen rising

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* PRECIOUS-Gold slips on firmer dollar, but N. Korea worries offer support

* Middle East Crude-Dubai falls to lowest since November

* Triumphant Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

* U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to talk Islamic State, Syria in Middle East

* IMF says agrees to pay Tunisia's delayed loan tranche

* Iraq plans three gas processing plants to reduce flaring

* Turkish end-2017 CPI seen at 9.28 pct - central bank survey

* Turkish economic weakness exposed in post-referendum data

* Iraq completes repairs at Basra oil jetty, loading operations resume: sources

SAUDI ARABIA

* Citi appoints Carmen Haddad as Saudi head

* Saudi Arabia says tax on tobacco, drinks to raise up to $2.7 bln -Al Arabiya TV

* Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with renewable drive to diversify energy mix

* HSBC predicts 100 Saudi Arabian listings in privatisation drive

* Troubled Saudi Oger sells 2.8 pct stake in Saudi Investment Bank

* Saudi Al Rajhi Bank net profit up 10.1 pct, beats consensus

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai builder Arabtec asks banks to waive debt terms -sources

* UAE's Aldar Properties eyes mid-income market with $354 mln project

* Arabtec appoints Peter Pollard as group CFO

QATAR

* Qatar sells 5.58 bln riyals of govt bonds, focuses on long end of curve

* Qatar Islamic Bank signs 1 bln riyals financing deal with Daewoo E&C

BAHRAIN

* TABLE-Bahrain Q4 GDP growth slows to 1.1 pct y/y because of oil sector

* Bahrain National Gas Expansion Co raises $515 mln loan

* TABLE-Bahrain private sector lending shrinks in January

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman February bank lending growth slowest since September 2009

(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom)





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