Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 29

Asian shares stumble as U.S. yields, dollar hold firm

  
Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi

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-Asian shares stumble as U.S. yields, dollar hold firm  

* Oil falls for second day as supply-driven rally peters out 

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges up; U.S. rate hike bets cap gains 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets firm as Aramco leads Saudi higher  

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. has reached out to China about cutting oil imports from Iran, officials say  

* White House aide discusses Yemen with Saudi crown prince 

* OPEC forecasts oil demand rebound before post-2035 plateau 

* FACTBOX-Partners or rivals Russia and Turkey navigate awkward alliance  

* Sudan to start gold refinery accreditation process in Dubai on Wednesday - SUNA  

* Lucid to start deliveries of electric cars with range exceeding Tesla's in October  

* Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation, French official says 

* Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. inspectors' access to nuclear site  

* Algeria to start Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday  

* Five Sudanese security officers killed in clash with IS-linked group - statement  

* Jordan's state carrier to resume flights to Syria for first time in decade  

* Iraqis to vote in ballot marked by growing social and political fractures  

EGYPT

* "Don't worry," says jailed Egypt rights researcher as he is driven from court 

* Egypt tries researcher held on return from Italy on false news charge 

* Egypt allows immediate COVID-19 vaccination amid fourth wave 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi launches $13 bln plan to turn coastal region into tourism hub 

* Saudi Arabia's SIIG and Petrochem plan merger through share exchange  

* S&P affirms Saudi rating on expected rebound through 2024  

* APICORP to sell $750 million in 5-year green bonds - document  

* BUZZ-Australia's Nsx rises on deal to launch second exchange in Saudi Arabia  

* Saudi approves licence for National Bank of Egypt branch, SPA reports  

* Saudi's CMA approves initial public offering of Almunajem Foods Company's shares  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Debt capital markets banker leaves Credit Agricole in Middle East - sources 

* Dana Gas says tribunal awards it $607.5 mln in Iran deal dispute 

* Middle East Crude-Dubai hits lowest since May  

QATAR

* Soccer-AFC confirms Doha as venue for Australia, Iraq qualifiers  

* Doha Bank board approves to increase non-Qatari ownership threshold to 100%  

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's balanced budget delay unlikely to deter debt investors  

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


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