Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 17

Asian shares hover around 3-week highs on Chinese support measures

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares hover around 3-week highs on Chinese support measures 

* Oil prices slip ahead of data pointers on impact of coronavirus on demand 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most of Gulf lower, blue chips hurt Egypt 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 2-week high on uncertainty over virus impact

* Rouhani says Iran will never yield to U.S. pressure for talks

* PREVIEW-Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran election

* EXCLUSIVE-Qatar delays partnerships for natural gas expansion amid price collapse-sources

* Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

* S&P Global warns $40 oil could leave Gulf close to junk

* Crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake, Hezbollah warns

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EGYPT

* Netanyahu says Israeli planes have started overflying Sudan

* Orascom Development Holding Says Brings Kent College to open its first Egyptian campus in O West

* Egypt's Beltone Financial Holding Board Approves Capital Increase

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Dar Al Arkan mandates bank ahead of sukuk offering-document

* Saudi's Al-Omran Industrial And Trading Board Appoves To Request For Moving To Main Market

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* S&P downgrades emirate of Sharjah rating to BBB

* Dubai-listed Arabtec swings to annual loss, blames real estate slowdown

* First Abu Dhabi Bank Raises Over 3 Bln dirhams

* MEDIA-UAE foreign minister wants quick free trade deal with UK- The Telegraph

* ADPower, Marubeni Form Consortium To Develop Independent Thermal Power Plant In UAE

* Bank Of Sharjah FY Profit Rises

QATAR

* Qatar Electricity And Water FY Profit Falls

* QNB Financial Services Receives License As A Liquidity Provider

KUWAIT

* Kuwait, Saudi Arabia start trial oil pumping from divided zone - Kuwait minister

* Kuwait appoints Barak Ali Barak as finance minister - emiri decree

* Kuwait's KAMCO Investment Acquires Office Property In Santa Clara, California

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Ithmaar Holding Posts FY Profit [Bahrain's Ithmaar Holding Posts FY Profit

* Bahrain's Alba Appoints Ali Al Baqali As CEO

OMAN

* Oman sees biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz

* Oman's Ominvest Says Jabreen Capital's Board Approves Stake Sale In Ominvest [Oman's Ominvest Says Jabreen Capital's Board Approves Stake Sale In Ominvest]

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

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