Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 9

Hope rally turns choppy as hot U.S. inflation looms

  
Clocks showing the time in different cities of the world are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Clocks showing the time in different cities of the world are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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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-Hope rally turns choppy as hot U.S. inflation looms 

* Oil stays on the rebound as Omicron fears ease 

* PRECIOUS-Gold stalls as investors look for direction from Fed, inflation data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf bourses fall on weak oil prices; Dubai rises

* EXCLUSIVE-As diplomacy stutters, U.S., Israel to discuss military drills for Iran scenario -U.S. official 

* U.S. envoy to return to Vienna over weekend for Iran talks

* As Iraqi and Syrian migrants leave Belarus, some are afraid to go home 

* U.S. envoy to visit UAE, Turkey, Egypt to discuss Ethiopia conflict -State Dept 

* Palestinian girl facing Jerusalem eviction held on suspicion of stabbing Jewish neighbour 

* U.S.-Israeli firm Tipalti raises $270 mln at more than $8 bln valuation 

* Israel budget deficit falls to 4.6% of GDP yr/yr in November 

* EXCLUSIVE-Aleph, Wacker team up to fast-track mass lab meat production

* Jordan buys 60,000 tonnes feed barley, traders say

* Libyan political body calls for election delay as disputes grow 

* Saudi crown prince on first visit to Qatar since Gulf row resolved 

EGYPT

* EgyptAir to resume flights with South Africa as of Dec 16 -statement 

* Egypt shuts four ports due to bad weather 

* Egyptian rights researcher Patrick Zaki freed pending trial 

SAUDI ARABIA

* France frees Saudi man mistakenly held over Khashoggi killing 

* Saudi bourse has 50 IPO applications for 2022, considers SPAC listings

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE new weekend seeks to whet appetite of investors, foreigners 

* UAE'S Mubadala acquires 1.9% of Russia's Sibur petrochemical company 

* UAE's Silal and Agthia to build 200,000 tonne grain silos in Zayed port - WAM 

* Dubai financial market announces new trading hours from Monday to Friday - tweet 

* UAE to allow establishment of acquisition companies urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2ST0GK

* Dubai regulator fines Emirates REIT manager over asset report 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait detects first case of Omicron variant

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain parliament approves value-added tax increase to 10% 

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


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