Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 3

Asian stocks slip as Delta spread spooks investors

  
A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2020.

A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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 slip as Delta spread spooks investors 

* Oil prices slip, rebound runs out of steam on demand worries 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls as investors await U.S. jobs data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses gain as earnings boost Saudi index  

* Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack - TV 

* Lebanon's Mikati says he hoped for faster pace towards government  

* Tunisian president relieves finance, agriculture and technologies ministers from position -presidency  

* Blast and financial crisis weigh heavily on mental health of Lebanese  

* Ruling on East Jerusalem flashpoint evictions postponed  

* Wildfires blaze on in drought-hit Turkey as criticism grows  

* U.N. chief to name Swedish diplomat as new Yemen envoy: diplomats  

* UAE rolls out Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17  

EGYPT

* POLL-Egypt's central bank seen leaving interest rates on hold 

* Egypt's Edita Food Industries Q2 Consol Profit Rises 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi non-oil sector expansion continues but at slower pace - PMI  

* Saudi's Bank Aljazira Qtrly Profit Rises  

* Saudi Telecom Qtrly Profit Rises  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE non-oil private sector expands at fastest pace in two years - PMI 

* BDT Capital Partners, Mubadala complete acquisition of Culligan International 

* Israeli-backed UAE scooter start-up expands to Turkey  

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks firm; ADNOC raises OSPs  

* IFA Hotels And Resorts Unit Signs Deal To Develop Luxury Housing Project In Palm Jumeirah 

* Aldar Sells Out Exclusive Waterfront Land Plots At Al Gurm  

QATAR

* Qatar sovereign fund discloses 4.69% stake in Quantumscape Corp  

* Qatar calls for resorting to int'l law after tanker attack off Oman  

* CRA Orders Ooredoo, Vodafone Qatar To Implement Specific Wholesale Charges For 2021-2023 

KUWAIT

* Warba Bank Obtains CBK Approval For Issuance Of Sukuk  

* Kuwait's Human Soft Holding Q2 Profit Rises 

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


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