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| 14 June, 2018

Mideast stocks factors to watch on June 14

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

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Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

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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-Asian shares down on Fed hike, Sino-US trade anxiety

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks lose steam as investors cut position ahead holidays

* Oil prices fall as U.S. crude production hits another record

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as Fed signals two more rate raises

* Middle East Crude-August al-Shaheen premiums hold steady vs July

* Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

* Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south

* Trump, Iran spar over oil prices ahead of OPEC meeting

* Sadr-Amiri alliance lowers Iraq's political temperature

* Austria's Oberbank withdraws from Iran

* Turkish lira weakens 1 percent against dollar

* Growing Islamic finance firms lobby Britain for tax relief

* Global oil demand to grow steadily in 2019 but trade risks loom-IEA

EGYPT

* Egypt's EGAS seeks 9 LNG cargoes for delivery in July-August -market sources

* Egyptian Electricity Holding signs $900 million syndicated loan - sources

SAUDI ARABIA

* MEDIA-Saudi wealth fund chief joins board of SoftBank's Arm group - Bloomberg

* Saudi central bank raises repo and reverse repo rates by 25 bps

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-Etihad Airways in talks to cancel, defer Boeing 777X orders -sources

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala to launch $400 million European tech fund

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended June 11

QATAR

* Qatar extends $500 mln aid package to Jordan - official

* Fitch Revises 9 Qatari Banks' Outlook to Stable

KUWAIT

* Kuwait central bank maintains discount rate at 3 pct

* Kuwait’s Kufpec taps banks for over $1 billion loan - sources

* Kuwait International Bank Signs $250 Mln Murabaha Facility

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain raises key policy interest rate by 25 basis points (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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