Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 27

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday.

  
Investors work in the Dubai International Financial Market September 13, 2010.

Investors work in the Dubai International Financial Market September 13, 2010.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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-Wall Street surge provides relief to battered stock markets

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf moves sideways despite oil tumble, banks boost Egypt 

* Oil prices fall after jump the day before; glut, economy worries weigh 

* Middle East Crude-Dubai firms on PetroChina's demand

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 6-month peak on global economy worries, U.S. gov't shutdown

* In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

* Saudi Aramco creates fuel retail subsidiary

* EXCLUSIVE-New allegations against Ghosn concern payments to Saudi businessman -sources

* Russia says Israeli strikes on Syria threatened two civilian flights -Ifax

* Iran says private exporters had no problem selling its oil

* Iraq's Kirkuk oil exports to stay restricted

EGYPT

* Deposed Egyptian presidents come face to face in court

* Univert Food Industries Intends To Obtain EGP 10 Mln Financing

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Cable Reaches Final Settlement On 313.6 Mln Riyals Loans

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Sharjah govt plans to invest about $517 mln in Invest Bank

* MEDIA-UAE stock market regulator suggests mergers of brokerages -Al Bayan newspaper

QATAR

* Qatar sends 24 armoured vehicles to Mali

KUWAIT

* Kuwait appoints Hashim Sayed Hashim as CEO of Kuwait Petroleum - Kuna

OMAN

* OMINVEST Increases Shareholding In National Finance To 34.6 Pct

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's NBB Updates On Voluntary Offer For BISB Shares

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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