Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 16

Asia stocks stumble as China data disappoint

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks stumble as China data disappoint  

* Oil falls as Delta surge clouds fuel demand outlook 

* PRECIOUS-Gold hovers near one-week peak on weak consumer sentiment print 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banking shares bolster most Gulf markets 

* Taliban declares 'war is over' as president and diplomats flee Kabul 

* Airlines reroute flights to avoid Afghanistan airspace 

* UAE says working to facilitate evacuation of foreign diplomats from Afghanistan 

* Saudi diplomatic mission in Kabul evacuated - SPA 

* At least 28 killed in Lebanon fuel tank explosion -health officials 

EGYPT

* Cairo Poultry Q2 Consol Profit Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi July inflation rate up 0.4%

* ACWA Power Announces Financial Close For 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

* Saudi's Aseer Qtrly Loss Narrows 

* Jabal Omar Development Posts Qtrly Profit 

* Saudi's United Cooperative Assurance Qtrly Pre-Zakat Loss Widens

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates airline suspends flights to Kabul - website 

* ADNOC Logistics And Services Partners With Roll Group For Integrated Heavy Haulage Solutions 

* UAE's Etisalat Appoints Masood M. Sharif Mahmood As Etisalat UAE Operations CEO 

* Red Sea Farms Closes Latest Funding Round 

QATAR

* Qatar calls for peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan 

* Mekdam Holding Group H1 Profit Rises  

KUWAIT

* Commercial Bank Of Kuwait Q2 Profit Rises  

* Kuwait's Bayan Investment Q2 Profit Rises  

* Noor Financial Investment Q2 Profit Rises  

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Nass Corporation Q2 Loss Widens 

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


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