Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 24

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

  
An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains on rate-cut hopes, Middle East tensions

* Oil edges higher on U.S. inventory decline, escalating Mideast tensions

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emaar lifts Dubai to eight-month high; weak earnings hurt Saudi

* U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week

* ANALYSIS-On hard road to reform, Lebanon may need old friends

* Syrian state TV reports Israeli attack in southern Syria

* Trump's Middle East envoy faces resistance at U.N. Security Council

* Top Turkish officials visit Jordan in move to deepen ties - officials

* U.N. says war in Yemen is "eminently resolvable"

* Iran vows to secure Strait of Hormuz, urges diplomacy

* EXCLUSIVE-Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

EGYPT

* POLL-Egypt's GDP growth seen slowing to 5.5% in current fiscal year

* EgyptAir exec says no 'logical reason' for British Airways cancellations to Cairo

* Egypt's GASC buys 300,000 tonnes of wheat in tender

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia urges global community to deter maritime trade disruptions

* Saudi consumer prices fall in June but deflation eases

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-UAE's Eshraq Investments Q2 Profit Falls

* BRIEF-Dubai's DU Q2 Profit Rises

* Oil sector lifts Abu Dhabi's Q1 GDP by 5.7%

* ADNOC, China's Wanhua Chemical sign deal potentially worth $12 bln

* Emirates Strategic Investments to raise $600 mln in debut sukuk

* ADNOC's Ruwais Refinery West Cracker shut for maintenance, no supply interruption expected

* DP World's Dubai shipping container volumes fall for 5th consecutive quarter

QATAR

* Qatar Petroleum signs deal on three Kenyan offshore blocks

* BRIEF-Qatar's Al Khalij Commercial Bank H1 Profit Rises

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait Finance House Signs Contract To Sell A Unit

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Warba Bank Q2 Profit Rises

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Investcorp Raises Up To $142 Mln In Private Equity India Fund

* BRIEF-Bahrain's GFH Acquires $180 Mln Senior Healthcare Portfolio In U.S.

OMAN

* Deficit cut, Fitch note give respite to Oman's debt investors

* Duqm refinery completes more than 25% of multi-billion dollar project-CEO

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))


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