Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on August 16

Dubai outperforms Gulf as major markets gain

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.

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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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dip on lukewarm data; oil falls 

* Oil prices down on demand worries, growing supply 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai outperforms Gulf as major markets gain 

* PRECIOUS-Gold set for worst week since March, pressured by high yields 

* OPEC+ panel shifts date of next meeting to Aug 19 - sources 

* U.S. loses Iran arms embargo bid as Putin pushes summit to avoid nuclear deal showdown 

* EXPLAINER-What is the U.S. threat to trigger 'snapback' of U.N. sanctions on Iran

* Lebanese president says Beirut aid should go where needed

* Middle East insurers seen taking bulk of losses from Beirut blast - sources 

* Two rockets fall inside Iraq's Taji camp, no casualties reported 

* Iraq cabinet to send around 13,000 tonnes of wheat in aid to Lebanon 

* Tunisian economy shrank 21.6% in second quarter of 2020 

* U.S. says seized four Iranian fuel shipments en route to Venezuela 

* Libya sovereign fund to ask UN for freedom to invest billions 

* Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza over fire balloons 

* TIMELINE-Israel, UAE deal follows years of failed peace initiatives 

* Israeli hospital trials super-quick saliva test for COVID-19 


* Egypt's GASC issues tender for vegetable oils for Oct. 25-Nov. 20 arrival 

* Senior Muslim Brotherhood figure dies in prison in Egypt

* Egypt's central bank keeps main interest rates steady 

* Banque Misr raises stake in CI Capital to 24.7% 


* Saudi Arabia plans distance learning for schools as virus precaution 

* Saudi PIF invests $4.7 bln in exchange traded funds in Q2, cuts blue-chip stakes 

* Saudi PIF pays back $10 bln bridge loan - statement 

* Saudi-led coalition says it downs armed drone, two missiles launched towards kingdom 


* UAE, Israeli companies sign 'strategic commercial agreement' on coronavirus R&D 

* Iran's president says UAE made 'huge mistake' with Israel deal 

* Investment Corporation of Dubai and Meydan City boards restructured 

* Israel-UAE deal could open up U.S. weapons sales to Gulf kingdom, experts say 

* UAE's Israel deal met with Arab dismay but quiet welcome in Gulf 

* UAE's Dana Gas posts near $19 mln H1 loss, considers sukuk options


* Bahrain prime minister travels abroad on 'private visit' - royal media adviser 

* Fitch cuts Bahrain rating on combined impact of lower oil prices, coronavirus 


* Oman's crude production falls 4.6% year on year in June - ONA 


* Kuwait closes 2019-2020 fiscal year with $18 bln deficit -finance ministry 

* Kuwait to move to fourth stage of gradual return to normality plan -cabinet 

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

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