Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 7

Asian shares cautiously gain on virus hopes, dollar slips

  
Investors look at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 14, 2009.

Investors look at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 14, 2009.

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DUBAI  - 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-Asian shares cautiously gain on virus hopes, dollar slips 

* Oil gains as hopes rise for production cut amid coronavirus outbreak 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Middle Eastern stocks gain in line with global equities

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips from 4-week high as dollar, equities firm on coronavirus slowdown

* EXCLUSIVE-Qatar Petroleum: coronavirus turmoil will not stop LNG expansion abroad

* Jordan central bank says too early to predict impact of coronavirus on GDP 

* Trump says OPEC has not asked him for a U.S. oil production cut

* OPEC+ likely to agree to cut production if U.S. joins effort - sources

* Saudi capital, cities get 24-hour curfew, Kuwait isolates two districts over coronavirus 

* Rockets land near oil district in southern Iraq; no casualties

* Dubai and Saudi Arabia explore funding options amid coronavirus fallout 

EGYPT

* Egypt reports 149 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily toll

* Egypt says has enough sugar for 8.6 months, rice for 4.2 months

* EGX Says Target Real Estate Investment Raises Stake In Golden Coast El Sokhna

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi stock exchange Tadawul to operate with reduced working hours 

* Saudi Arabia asks private sector to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat 

* Saudi's Al Babtain Signs 150 Mln Riyals Banking Facility Agreement 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Thousands of Pakistanis in UAE seek to return home amid coronavirus outbreak 

* Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Completes Three-Bank Integration

* Julphar Has Net Exposure Of 9.9 Mln Dirhams To NMC Dubai, Abu Dhabi And KSA 

* UAE's securities regulator extends date for reporting Q1 results 

* Dubai's Emaar suspends construction projects due to virus - sources

* NMC in talks with lenders to avoid administration 

* UAE agriculture tech start-up secures $120 mln investment commitment 

* Tabreed buys 80% of Emaar Properties' Dubai cooling business for $675 mln

QATAR

* Qatar's oil prices fell over 35% in March -QNA 

* Qatar non-oil private sector shrinks to lowest since August - PMI 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Al-Arabiya Real Estate Posts Q4 Profit 

* Kuwait's National Industries Halts Production At Saudi Insulated Block Co Plants

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's GFH Shareholders Approve FY Cash Dividends 

OMAN

* Oman agrees to purchase 10,000 tonnes of white sugar and other food stocks 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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