Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 28

Global share rally, rising oil prices buoy Gulf bourses

  
A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Globals stock slide on inflation fears, dollar gains

* Oil drops on dollar strength and OPEC+ supply expectations O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Global share rally, rising oil prices buoy Gulf bourses

* PRECIOUS-Gold slumps as rising U.S. yields, dollar dull lustre 

* Israel says initial assessment is Iran behind explosion on Israeli-owned ship

* Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad, defence minister says

* McDonald's considers selling part of digital startup Dynamic Yield 

* Israel says half its population has received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine 

* Left out Israeli vaccine refuseniks fear exclusion as economy reopens 

* Qatar says to fund $60 mln pipeline from Israel to Gaza 

* Syria says it has received COVID-19 vaccinations from 'friendly country' 

* Syria condemns 'cowardly' U.S. air strikes on Iran-backed militias 

* Iran says U.S. air strikes in Syria encourage terrorism in the region 

* Iran 'can't act with impunity,' Biden says after U.S. air strikes 

* Iran threatens to end deal with IAEA over U.S.-led push to criticise it 

* Tunisia's main party holds huge rally as government row grows 

* Yemen's children starve as U.N. seeks billions to avoid vast 'man-made' famine 

* MTN to appeal Syrian court ruling to put its unit under judicial custody 

* Jordan says COVID-19 vaccination drive to accelerate in coming weeks 

* Health minister fuels Lebanese anger over vaccine line-jumping 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death - U.S.

* Saudi Arabia bonds, stocks take U.S. sanctions mostly in stride

* 'No smoking gun,' 'We are all Mohammed bin Salman,' say crown prince supporters 

* Biden says Saudi announcement to come Monday; White House plays down new steps 

* Saudi-led coalition says it thwarted Houthi missile attack on Riyadh - state TV

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Russia's Alrosa to offer a rare 242-carat rough diamond at Dubai auction 

* Abu Dhabi's TAQA plans international bond sale - sources 

QATAR

* Pakistan signs 10-year LNG supply deal with Qatar -minister 

* Qatar's Ezdan says will have funds to repay upcoming sukuk maturities 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain first to approve Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use - regulator 

* Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Iran, possible vaccine plant 

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

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