Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 2

Asian shares edge lower but stimulus, vaccine hopes provide support

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge lower but stimulus, vaccine hopes provide support  

* Oil prices drop on U.S. stock build, delay in OPEC+ meeting  

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips as doubts linger over U.S. stimulus bill 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks weaken after stellar November  

* ANALYSIS-Iran's Achilles' heel Security gaps and possible enemy infiltration  

* Saudi minister rejects Iranian accusation on scientist's killing  

* UAE finds its voice within OPEC, complicating oil diplomacy  

* Pandemic, funding gaps seen fueling gender-based violence in Yemen 

* Lebanon central bank can keep subsidies for only two more months -governor  

* Friends or foes Syrian refugees divided on fate of defectors  

* W.Bank sees Lebanon in prolonged depression, -19.2% growth in 2020 

EGYPT

* Saudi Arabia, Egypt stress maritime freedom in the Gulf, Red Sea -state TV  

* Eni strikes deals to reopen Egypt's Damietta LNG plant 

* Egypt's November Suez Canal revenue at $488.1 mln 

SAUDI ARABIA

* HSBC increases stake in Saudi British Bank to 31% - statement  

* Tadawul Says Foreigners Buy A Net 2 Bln Riyals Of Stocks In November  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES[

* Bogart Group Opens Boutiques In United Arab Emirates 

* ADSS Partners With LiquidityFinder To Provide Tailored Liquidity Solutions  

KUWAIT

* Japan says reached oil storage deal with Kuwait  

* Kuwait's Privatization Holding Says Unit Sells Its Entire Stake In Walpour 4  

BAHRAIN

* Esterad Investment Appoints Ahmed Abdulwahed Abdulrahman As CEO  

* GFH Financial Group Acquires Athena Private School For Special Education In Bahrain  

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

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