Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on September 13

Egypt outperforms Mideast markets; Dubai eases

A trader works at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo, Egypt September 23, 2019.

A trader works at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo, Egypt September 23, 2019.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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-Equities edge higher as political concerns weigh on sentiment

* Oil ends lower for second week as stockpiles rise, demand weakens 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt outperforms Mideast markets; Dubai eases

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls, but eyes weekly gain on economic recovery worries 

* Bahrain follows Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel 

* Afghan peace talks open with calls for ceasefire, women's rights 

* Iran says Bahrain normalising ties with Israel 'shameful' 

* U.S. judge says Saudi officials must testify in lawsuit related to Sept. 11 attacks 

* With a battered economy, Iraq debates its contribution to OPEC+ oil cuts 

* Reliance approaches digital unit backers to invest in retail arm - sources 

* IMF underscores need for audit of Lebanese central bank 

* Iranian fuel tankers round Africa en route to the Atlantic - data 

* Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire 

* Huge explosions rock military facility in Jordan, army blames heat wave 

* Libya's Haftar committed to ending oil blockade, U.S. embassy says 

* Libya's NOC says armed group entered Sharara oil field on Sunday, one person killed 

* Israeli minister says visit by UAE delegates under review as lockdown looms 

* Possible war crimes in Yemen fuelled by arms flows from West, Iran - UN 


* Egypt to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 24-25 - official 

* Egypt's headline inflation decreased to 3.4% in August 

* Egypt's Sisi says appreciates 'important step' of Israel, Bahrain establishing diplomatic ties 


* Saudi sovereign fund PIF weighs investing in Ant IPO -sources 

* Saudi Electricity gets $1.3 bln in country's first green bond sale 

* Soccer-Premier League reject Newcastle claim over Saudi bid 

* Saudi coalition attack Houthi military sites in Yemen's Sanaa - Al-Arabiya 

* Yemen Houthis say attacked 'important target' in Riyadh with missile, drones 

* Saudi Arabia's SAGO seeking 715,000 tonnes of wheat

* MEDIA-BinDawood said to seek as much as $580 mln from Saudi IPO - Bloomberg News 


* UAE welcomes Israel-Bahrain agreement, hopes it will be positive for peace 

* UAE reports 1,007 new COVID-19 cases, highest since outbreak 

* UAE aviation authority committed to return of Boeing B737 MAX 

* UAE cenbank urges post-crisis caution to avoid credit supply squeeze 

* UAE's BPGIC says issues $200 mln inaugural bonds 


* Six prisoners sought by Taliban now on flight to Doha - Afghan govt sources 

* Afghan negotiators to discuss reduction of violence in Taliban talks 


* Kuwait emir's health is stable - Emiri Diwan statement 


* Oman forms board to oversee central bank - ONA 


* Bahrain and Israel foreign ministers hold phone call 

* Bahrain King reiterates necessity for peace based on two state solution after Israel normalization agreement 

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

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