Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 4

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

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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-Asian shares struggle for traction as Fed cut fails to boost confidence 

* Oil rises as OPEC+ moves closer toward deeper output cut

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf indexes extend gains on stimulus expectations

* PRECIOUS-Gold extends gains as coronavirus prompts Fed rate cut

* Fed cuts rates to blunt coronavirus impact, markets drop

* Gulf's two largest economies follow Fed rate cuts on coronavirus concerns

* Concerts, sports events cancelled in Gulf as coronavirus spreads

* OPEC, Russia moving closer to big oil cut as coronavirus hits demand

* U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis

* Wash your hands, Iran's Khamenei says, as coronavirus toll rises

* WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

* Trump, Taliban leader talk as prisoner feud threatens Afghan peace

* Open season on journalists': U.S. lawmakers want information on Saudi Khashoggi's death

* Russia says Turkey trying to push 130,000 refugees from Syria into Greece -Interfax

EGYPT

* Trump tells Sisi U.S. to pursue efforts for deal on Ethiopia dam -Egypt presidency

* Egypt plans to sell $500 mln Banque du Caire stake via IPO in April- chairman

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia restricts entry for GCC citizens, residents -SPA

* Saudi SABIC lifts Swiss chemicals maker Clariant stake

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC founder Shetty considers selling UAE-based drugs firm, sources say

* S.Korean President Moon cancels planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey over coronavirus

* Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed turns to UK Supreme Court in battle with ex-wife

* Dubai Aerospace to repurchase dollar bonds it sees as undervalued

* Emirates airline asks staff to take one month unpaid leave over coronavirus

* UAE's Mubadala among investors in self-driving firm Waymo

QATAR

* Qatar defence exhibition cancelled as coronavirus spreads in Gulf

KUWAIT

* Kuwait oil minister says optimistic on outcome of OPEC meetings

* Kuwait asks passengers from 10 countries to provide certificates showing they are virus-free

OMAN

* Oman confirms 6 new cases of coronavirus, raises total number to 12 -Health Ministry

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain central bank cuts key rate by 50 bps

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

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