Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 17

Asia shares move ahead led by China 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 Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares move ahead led by China gains

* Oil prices advance as China lines up boost in U.S. crude imports

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets gain as Dubai hits five-month high 

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as investors await Fed minutes 

* Israel says it expects Bahrain and Oman to follow UAE in formalising ties 

* UAE-Israel phone lines open after accord to normalise ties 

* Trump says he probably would not participate in Putin Iran summit 

* UAE summons Iranian diplomat over 'unacceptable' Rouhani speech 

* Saudi-led coalition downs ballistic missile aimed at kingdom -SPA 

* Rocket falls inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties 

* Lebanon faces 'biggest danger', needs elections, says patriarch 

EGYPT

* Egypt disposing of dangerous materials at ports - minister

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi PIF boosts trading team to back opportunistic buying strategy

* Saudi inflation jumps to 6.1% after VAT increase

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi seeks to create national engineering champion

QATAR

* Qatar's Aamal Unit Awarded Contract By Kahramaa To Supply Medium Voltage 11KV And Pilot Power Cables

KUWAIT

* Kuwait position towards Israel unchanged - Al-Qabas newspaper

* Kuwait committee rejects public debt law, parliament to vote

* Kuwait utility Shamal Az-Zour makes market debut

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Arab Banking Corporation Posts H1 Loss

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

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