Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 12

Asian shares fall as Delta fears eclipse Wall Street uptick

  
An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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 fall as Delta fears eclipse Wall Street uptick  

* Oil prices steady after U.S. call for more oil raises supply concerns  

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as U.S. inflation data soothes early taper fears  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi hits record high as IHC extends gains  

* U.S. calls on OPEC and its allies to pump more oil  

* Iran's Raisi names anti-Western hardliner as new foreign minister 

* Qatar appoints ambassador to Saudi Arabia, says emir's office  

* Kuwait's economic makeover under threat as small businesses fight for life  

* Lebanese central bank effectively ends fuel subsidy  

EGYPT

* Bahrain's ABC triples Egypt market share with BLOM unit takeover  

* Lecico Egypt Q2 Loss Narrows  

* MENA For Touristic And Real Estate Investment Q2 Consol Loss Narorws 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Alrajhi Takaful Quarterly Profit Falls  

* Saudi's Electrical Industries Posts Qtrly Profit  

* Saudi's Jazan Energy And Development Qtrly Profit Rises  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Mubadala, BlackRock form partnership across private equity funds  

* MEDIA-Sales software startup People.ai reaches $1.1 bln valuation with $100 mln funding round-BBG  

* Amlak Finance Q2 Profit Rises  

QATAR

* Qatar First Bank Posts H1 Profit  

* Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development H1 Profit Falls 

KUWAIT

* Jazeera Airways Posts Q2 Loss Of 6.5 Mln Dinar  

* Kuwait Portland Cement Q2 Profit Rises  

OMAN

* Voltamp Energy Unit Signs Agreement To Manufacture, Supply A 500 MVA 400 KV Transformers  

BAHRAIN

* National Bank Of Bahrain Q2 Profit Rises  

* Bahrain's Arab Banking Corporation Posts Q2 Profit 

* Bahrain's Khaleeji Commercial Bank Q2 Profit Falls 

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


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