Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 23

Asian shares gain but Evergrande jitters keep investors on edge

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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 gain but Evergrande jitters keep investors on edge 

* Oil climbs on tight supply, renewed risk appetite 

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices ease as dollar firms on Fed rate hike comments

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf bourses claw back; Saudi extends losses 

* Iraq oil minister says OPEC and allies working to keep crude price near $70 

* Bill to provide $1 billion for Israel Iron Dome system introduced in U.S. Congress 

* Exxon, Chevron not disclosing payments to some governments - transparency group 

* 'Very clear intent' by Iran to return to nuclear talks, Ireland says 

* The era of jumbo Gulf bond deals is probably over - JPMorgan 

* Iranian minister meets Saudi, other Arab officials in New York - Mehr 

* Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens 

* U.S. providing over $290 mln in additional humanitarian assistance for Yemen - Blinken 

* Tunisia president takes new powers, says will reform system 

* Libya's Haftar steps down from role to run for president

* Sudan's military strikes out at civilian politicians after coup attempt 

* Lebanon raises fuel prices, source says price set at c.bank rate 

* SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin's $2.5 bln private equity fund 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 12,000 tonnes of sunflower oil 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi wealth fund PIF to issue green debt soon, says governor 

* Saudi Telecom's tech business locks in $966 million from IPO 

* Saudi imports from UAE drop 33% in July after new trade rules 

* Saudi king tells U.N. kingdom supports efforts to prevent nuclear Iran 

* Saudi king says kingdom worked with OPEC+ and allies to stabilise oil market 

* APICORP launches inaugural green bond framework 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ADNOC boosts size of drilling unit IPO to $1.1 billion 

* India, UAE plan to lift bilateral trade to $100 billion in 5 years via new pact 

* UAE regulator agrees to support crypto assets trading 

* UAE approves $18 bln housing program 

* UAE economy to grow 2.1% this year and 4.2% next - central bank 

* UAE eases COVID-19 face mask rules as Expo nears 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Airways appoints Maan Mahmoud Al-Razouki as CEO - statement 

OMAN

* MEDIA-Oman considers sale of $3 bln German chemicals unit - Bloomberg News 

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


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