Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 23

Asian stocks shed gains as China worries grow

  
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.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks shed gains as China worries grow 

* Oil drops on concerns European COVID-19 issues to crimp demand 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials lift Saudi shares; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls as strong U.S. yields, dollar sap safe-haven appeal 

* Israelis vote on Netanyahu again, after vaccination success 

* Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire in Yemen, Houthis sceptical 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco 'very bullish' on oil demand recovery, says CEO 

* Saudi Aramco's debt-to-equity ratio more than doubles in 2020 

* Middle East Healthcare Awards Contract For Modification And Renovation Of Hospitals

* Takween Advanced Industries FY Loss Narrows 

* Islamic Development Bank hires banks for dollar sustainability sukuk - document

* Saudi Airlines Catering Posts FY Loss 

* Saudi's Abdullah Al Othaim Markets FY Profit Up 30.8% 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Commercial Bank International Shareholders Reject Capital Increase 

* DAE Substantially Completes Boeing 737 Max 8 Transaction With American Airlines 

* UAE says plans to increase industrial revenue to $81.68 bln/year over 10 years 

* Air Arabia upbeat about summer travel demand, CEO says 

* United Arab Bank Says Accumulated Losses Stand At 667.3 Mln Dirhams 

* Dubai's Union Properties Says Accumulated Losses Stand At 1.96 Bln Dirhams 

QATAR

* Qatar Petroleum Signs Long-Term SPA To Supply 2 MTPA Of LNG To China's Sinopec

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KIPCO Q4 Loss Narrows 

* Boubyan Bank Decided To Issue AT1 Sukuk Not In Excess Of $500 Mln 

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

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