Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 20

Asian markets under pressure as Wall St falters, COVID-19 cases rise

  
A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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 markets under pressure as Wall St falters, COVID-19 cases rise

* Oil prices drop for 4th day as COVID-19 second wave worries intensify

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE stocks gain, while major Gulf markets fall

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches lower on caution over U.S. coronavirus aid

* U.S. blacklists Chinese entities, individuals for dealing with Iran

* UAE cabinet ratifies accord to Israel ahead of official visit

* Oman, in talks for Gulf aid, plans three-part bond sale

* Oman in preliminary support talks with certain Gulf countries - bond prospectus

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC removes fees for dead insects found in imported wheat

* Egypt's Prime Holding Says Prime FinTech Launches Endorse Company

* Egypt's Arab Co For Land Reclamation Gets EGP 90.9 Mln Contracts

* EGX Says Al Kharafi Construction Reduces Stake In Arab Aluminum To 48.18%

* Abu Dhabi's ADQ to invest $1 bln to help retailer Lulu expand in Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi crude exports rise to 5.97 mln bpd in August -JODI

* Saudi energy minister says no doubt about OPEC+ commitment

* Saudi retail chains join growing informal boycott of Turkish products

* Arab National Bank hires banks for dollar sukuk, document shows

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE firms sign agriculture deals in Israel as pact approved

KUWAIT

* Kuwait cabinet approves decree for Dec. 5 parliamentary vote

QATAR

* Qatar's Nakilat Nine-Month Profit Up By 23.6%

* Qatar Electricity & Water 9-Month Profit Rises

* Qatar Airways expects to keep A380s parked for years

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

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