Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 19

Asian shares fall, dollar gains after Fed minutes

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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, dollar gains after Fed minutes 

* Oil extends losses on pandemic fears and rise in U.S. gasoline stockpiles 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls as Fed minutes boost U.S. dollar 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed on concerns over spread of Delta variant

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* CBUAE Issues New Guidance To Registered Hawala Providers, Licensed Financial Institutions 

* Swvl buys on-demand bus service Shotl - source 

* UAE says Afghanistan's Ghani is in Gulf Arab state 

* RAK Properties Signs 150 Million Dirhams Term Loan Agreement With RAKBANK 

* Dubai's DSI Says Accumulated Losses Stand At 4.82 Billion Dirhams

* Dubai's Network International H1 revenue up a forecast-beating 16.5% 

* ADNOC And Fertiglobe Sell Blue Ammonia To Japan's INPEX 

QATAR

* Qatar approves capital ownership increase by non-Qataris in major banks -state news agency 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait finance minister offers resignation - government source 

* Combined Group Contracting Awarded Flowlines Construction Contract In North Kuwait 

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


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