Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on May 30

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

  
An investor monitors a stock exchange information screen on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market April 29, 2012.

An investor monitors a stock exchange information screen on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market April 29, 2012.

REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS- Fears of prolonged trade war put Asia stocks in retreat, bonds rally 

* PRECIOUS- Gold eases as firm dollar, bond rally offset global slowdown worries

* Oil prices gain after fall in U.S. crude inventories

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Profit-taking, global stock slide weigh on Saudi stocks

* Saudi Arabia expected to hike crude prices to Asia in July for 3rd mth -sources

* Top U.S. security adviser: Iranian mines likely caused UAE tanker blasts 

* Saudi foreign minister: Attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with 'firmness'

* No negotiations with U.S., says Iran's Supreme Leader

* Israel faces new election after Netanyahu misses coalition deadline

* Jordan's king tells Trump adviser peace possible only with a Palestinian state 

* UAE, U.S. activate defence cooperation pact -state news agency 

* Qatar PM to make rare trip to Saudi Arabia for emergency summit 

* Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members

* Iran's May crude exports slide to 400,000 bpd - data, sources 

* Iran dismisses U.S. remarks that its naval mines likely used in UAE tanker attacks - Fars

* Trump envoys Kushner, Greenblatt in Middle East to seek support for peace plan 

* Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted, commitments met 

* EXCLUSIVE-Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Cement Board Proposes H1 Dividend 

* Al Khodari Says Commercial Court Registers Request For Opening Of Financial Restructuring

* Saudi's Al Kathiri Holding Q1 Profit Rises 

* Saudi's CMA Approves IPO of Ataa Educational Company's Shares 

* Saudi's CMA Approves Al-Etihad Cooperative Insurance Capital Increase 

* Saudi's Sipchem Appoints Saleh Muhammed Bahamdan As CEO 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait International Bank Raises $300 Million In Sukuk With 5.625% Profit Rate

* KAMCO Investment Divests Partial Shareholding In Special Purpose Companies

* Arkan Al-Kuwait Real Estate Q2 Profit Falls

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Soccer-Bin Zayed Group says terms for Newcastle deal sent to Premier League - reports 

* Abraaj founder released from custody after $19 mln bail payment 

* Abu Dhabi's airports, ports and power firms moved to new holding company

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended May 27 

* Commercial Bank Of Dubai Comments On Media Reports 

QATAR

* Qatar denies banning UAE goods after WTO dispute panel formed 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's BBK Seeks Shareholders Approval To Issue Mid-Term Bonds 

EGYPT

* Qalaa Holdings Completes Final $120 Mln Funding Round For Egyptian Refining Company 

* El Nasr Clothing And Textiles 9-Month Consol Attributable Profit Falls 

* Egypt's Sinai Cement Q1 Consol Loss Narrows 

(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))


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