Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 20

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

  
An investor (L) gestures to an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 24, 2010.

An investor (L) gestures to an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 24, 2010.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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-Asia shares camp on high ground, oil jumps on Libya shutdown

* Oil jumps to highest in more than a week after Libyan shutdowns

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index slips, weighed down by banks and Aramco

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices rangebound as strong U.S. data fuels risk-on sentiment

* Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

* Lebanese security forces, protesters clash for second night

* Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad

* Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

* United Nations condemns attack on Yemen camp, says it threatens peace

* Gulf carriers fly over Iraq, Iran after military action deters others

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egyptian Gulf Bank FY Consol Profit Rises

SAUDI ARABIA

* Foreign direct investment to Saudi up at $3.50 bln in Jan-Sept 2019

* BRIEF-Saudi Marketing Renews Credit Facility Deal With Al Rajhi Bank

* BRIEF-SAGIA Says Saudi Saw 54% Increase In Number Of Foreign Companies In 2019

* BRIEF-Saudi's Almarai Q4 Profit Falls

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-UAE's Amanat Board Approves Offer To Acquire Strategic Stake In VPS Healthcare Group

QATAR

* Qatar to build solar power plant with Total and Marubeni

* BRIEF-Qatar's Ahli Bank FY Profit Rises

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-S&P Global Ratings Affirms Kuwait’s Ratings With A Stable Outlook

* BRIEF-Kuwait's National Investments Signs 6.5 Mln Dinars Loan Agreement

OMAN

* BRIEF-Oman National Engineering And Investment FY Profit Rises

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

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