Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on April 18

Qatar shares outperform as cap on foreign ownership removed 

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

DUBAI - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks at new peaks on strong China, U.S. data

* Oil nudges down but secures weekly gain on recovery hopes 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar shares outperform as cap on foreign ownership removed 

* PRECIOUS-Gold heads for best week in 4 months on subdued dollar, yields 

* IAEA confirms Iran has started enriching uranium to 60% purity

* Iran, China say signs of progress at nuclear talks

* Biden says Iranian enrichment to 60% unhelpful, but glad about talks 

* Yemen's Houthis say they have hit Saudi Arabia's King Khalid air base

* Iran identifies suspect behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

* EXCLUSIVE-As Biden advances UAE F-35 sale, senators seek more control of arms deals 

* With food and fuel, Hezbollah braces for the worst in Lebanon collapse

* Soccer-Qatar aims to host COVID-free World Cup -foreign minister

EGYPT

* Suez Canal to allow two crew members of ship that was stranded to go home 

* BRIEF-Airbus Signs Major Integrated Support Contract With Egypt For C295 

SAUDI ARABIA

* EXCLUSIVE-Aramco pipeline investors to refinance loan with bonds next year - sources 

* BRIEF-Saudi Aramco Looks To Supply-Chain Finance To Free Up Cash - WSJ 

* MEDIA-Saudis may bid again for Newcastle despite takeover setback - The Telegraph 

* Binladin expects initial debt restructuring deal by June - Al Arabiya 

* Saudi's Bank Albilad Completes 3 Bln Riyals Sukuk Offering 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai expands vaccine eligibility in certain cases 

* Gulf Marine Services FY Adjusted EBITDA $50 Mln 

* Mubadala Partners with LOGOS And KKR Co To Develop Logistics Facilities In Australia - Tweet 

* ADNOC Keen To Explore Potential Of Hydrogen Market With India's Public And Private Sectors

QATAR

* UDC Qatar Purchases Allotted Shares From National Central Cooling In Qatar Cool 

KUWAIT

* IMF calls for "strong" fiscal consolidation in Kuwait 

* Kuwait's HEISCO Gets Direct Contact Of 5 Mln Dinars 

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

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