Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 11

Asian stocks shrug off Sino-U.S. tension to resume gains

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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 stocks shrug off Sino-U.S. tension to resume gains

* Oil firms on U.S. stimulus hopes, Asian demand recovery

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets gain; Egypt retreats

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as dollar bounces, focus on U.S.-China row

* Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

* EXCLUSIVE-Lebanon's leaders warned in July about explosives at port - documents

* Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

* Iran says GCC call for Tehran arms embargo extension is "unrealistic"

* Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

* Explosion targets convoy carrying U.S. military equipment near Iraq-Kuwait crossing

* Algeria's gas exports to fall sharply in 2025 -minister

* Tunisia PM designate to form technocratic govt without parties

* Israeli Netafim in $85 mln deal to supply irrigation systems to India

* Israel's Ratio Oil refinances bank debt with new $650 mln loan

EGYPT

* Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July - CAPMAS

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Sept. 25 - Oct 5 shipment

* POLL-Egypt central bank seen holding interest rates steady

SAUDI ARABIA

* U.S. State Dept says IG found U.S. arms sales to Saudi did not break law -official

* Saudi Arabia's Aramco raises domestic gasoline prices for August

* Saudi Aramco to press ahead with plan to boost output capacity, CEO says

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-Union Properties Completes Debt Restructuring With Emirates NBD

* Cricket-IPL gets government nod for UAE, invites new title sponsor

* Air Arabia swings to quarterly loss on passenger slump

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Emir's health shows "positive improvement" - Cabinet twitter

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain govt revenue down 29% in first half of 2020 -state news agency

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

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