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| 12 July, 2018

Mideast stocks factors to watch on July 12

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

Investors monitor screens displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014.

Investors monitor screens displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks sag on trade war fears, dollar buoyant

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets end mixed as oil prices fall on U.S. tariff threat

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* Brent oil gains $1 to claw back some losses

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady near 1-wk low as dollar firms against yen

* OPEC does not want to see volatility in oil prices -OPEC president

* Libyan NOC announces reopening of key oil export terminals

* Iran Supreme Leader's aide hails "strategic" ties with Russia before Putin talks

* Turkish banking stocks tumble, dragging broader index down 3 percent

* EMERGING MARKETS-Escalating trade row haunts emerging stocks, FX

SAUDI ARABIA

* FIFA to take legal action against pirated sports channel

* Saudi refinery exports first gasoline barrels to U.S.

* Owners of Saudi schools operator weigh sale of business -sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Education company GEMS shelves multibillion dollar London IPO - sources

* Court case over Abraaj founder's bounced cheque adjourned again

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended July 9

QATAR

* Qatar National Bank sees Q2 boost in net interest income

* Qatar to raise multi-billion dollar loan for Typhoon jets – sources

* Qatar al-Shaheen crude exports to fall in Sept - sources

KUWAIT

* Kuwait raises Aug crude price for Asia by 5 cents from July -sources

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's economy shrinks in Q1 as oil production sags

* TABLE-Bahrain economy shrinks in Q1, oil sector hit hard

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