Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 2

Stocks gain on brisk U.S. manufacturing survey, stimulus hopes

  
Kuwaiti traders are seen at the Kuwait Boursa stock market trading hall in Kuwait city, Kuwait September 16, 2019.

Kuwaiti traders are seen at the Kuwait Boursa stock market trading hall in Kuwait city, Kuwait September 16, 2019.

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

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-Stocks gain on brisk U.S. manufacturing survey, stimulus hopes 

* Oil gains on U.S. stock draw, economic recovery optimism

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf stocks gain; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips as solid U.S. economic data lifts dollar

* Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

* After UAE-Israel breakthrough, Kushner pushes other Arabs to go next

* Turkey says it's open to dialogue with Greece on Mediterranean dispute

* Tunisia's parliament approves a technocratic government

* Owners of Iranian fuel seized by U.S. assert rights to cargoes

* U.S. to lift 33-year arms embargo on Cyprus, angering Turkey

* Israel, UAE will cooperate on financial services, investment

* Iran's Khamenei: UAE "disgraced forever" by Israel deal

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egypt's Palm Hills Q2 Consol Profit Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi crown prince meets with U.S. presidential advisor Kushner -state news agency

* Saudi Arabia postpones FII conference to January 2021 due to coronavirus

* BRIEF-Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 3.14 Bln Riyals Of Stocks In August

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Power demand pushes UAE August oil output above OPEC+ quota -sources

* ADNOC signs $5.5 bln real estate deal with Apollo-led consortium

* UAE reports over 500 new COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day

* First Abu Dhabi Bank will open discussions with Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi - statement

QATAR

* Qatar's Ahli Bank sells $500 mln in 5-yr bonds - document

* Qatar National Bank to sell 5-yr Chinese yuan-denominated bonds - document

KUWAIT

* Fitch Affirms National Bank of Kuwait at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

* Fitch Ratings: Kuwait to Overcome Political Obstacles to Financing

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain king tells Kushner Gulf stability relies on Saudi

* Fitch Downgrades Bahrain's Ahli United Bank to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

OMAN

* Fitch Downgrades Oman Re's IFS to 'BB+' on Sovereign Downgrade; Outlook Negative

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

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