Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on March 28

Dubai index leads most of Gulf lower; Egypt extends gains

  
A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Equities, oil prices surge as Suez Canal shutdown continues

* Oil jumps 4% on fears Suez Canal blockage may last weeks

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai index leads most of Gulf lower; Egypt extends gains 

* Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat 

* Yemen's Houthis warn of stronger attacks after drone strikes on Saudi Arabia 

* Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement

* Lebanon's largest Christian bloc warns against sidelining president

* ANALYSIS-Lebanon frozen by political intransigence as it hurtles towards collapse

* Egypt train crash kills 32 people, injures scores

* Libya's NOC says an oil spill near Dahra field was controlled

* ANALYSIS-Rollover risks loom for Turkey's banks

EGYPT

* EXPLAINER-How a giant container ship is blocking the Suez Canal 

* Orascom Construction Q4 Income Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia sees fields of green with major tree-planting drive 

* India calls Saudi advice on tapping stored oil 'undiplomatic 

* S&P says Saudi Arabia 'A-/A-2' ratings affirmed; outlook stable

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Chinese FM: Beijing and UAE to work together on affordable vaccines 

* Dreyfus deal to help UAE achieve food security - minister 

* Intercontinental Exchange approves 24 members ahead of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi launch 

* Amadeus Signs New Long-Term Agreement With Dnata

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Petroleum to seek up to $20 bln of funding - Bloomberg News 

QATAR

* Oman imposes curfew from Sunday, Qatar tightens COVID-19 restrictions

OMAN

* Fitch Affirms Oman Electricity Transmission Company at 'BB-'; Outlook Negative 

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


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