Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 22

Asian shares drop as U.S. stimulus talks drag on

  
An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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-Asian shares drop as U.S. stimulus talks drag on 

* Oil slips on weaker demand outlook after U.S. gasoline stocks build

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets fall as top lender weighs on Dubai 

* PRECIOUS-Gold retreats as dollar gains, U.S. stimulus hopes wane

* ANALYSIS-Biden presidency could cut slow path to resumed Iran, Venezuela oil exports

* Israeli minister sees another normalisation deal before U.S. election 

* Israeli delegation travels to Sudan to discuss normalisation -Israeli radio Kan

* Israel's Zim opens direct shipping line to UAE 

* Israeli VC OurCrowd expects access to Islamic countries through UAE

* Sudanese police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds gathered across the capital 

* Lebanon's President Aoun vows to see through new PM nomination 

* Jordan announces record daily new COVID-19 cases

* Iran reports highest daily coronavirus infections since Feb 

* FACTBOX-Libya's troubled oil sector sees new revival 

* Libyan sides to soon work on a consolidated budget, deputy GNA PM says 

* Intensive care units in Tunisian state hospitals reach 80% of capacity 

EGYPT

* Egypt upgrades visitor experience at Giza pyramids site

SAUDI ARABIA

* Arab National Bank expected to sell $750 million in sukuk 

* Saudis launch national artificial intelligence strategy

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi fund drops lawsuit against Goldman over 1MDB - FT 

* Dubai wealth fund sells $600 mln in long 5-yr bonds 

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct 19

OMAN

* Oman raises $2 bln in first bond deal in over a year 

* Oman discusses replacing foreigners with locals in government companies - ONA 

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

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