|22 September, 2019

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on September 22

Saudi stocks gain ahead of joining FTSE Russel and S&P Dow Jones indexes

Traders monitor stock prices on screens at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh. Image used for illustrative purpose

Traders monitor stock prices on screens at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Faisal AlNasser

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-Stocks fall as China cancels U.S. farm visits, yields dip

* Oil slips on trade fears but soars in week after Saudi production attacked

* PRECIOUS-Deficit-stricken palladium soars in record run; gold eyes weekly gain

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks gain ahead of joining FTSE Russel and S&P Dow Jones indexes

* Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

* United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

* Saudi Arabia to wait for investigation before responding to attacks -minister

* U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

* Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom

* Yemen's Houthis propose to Saudi Arabia that both sides halt missile strikes

* INSIGHT-Inside Saudi Arabia's response to a raid on the heart of the oil kingdom

* Saudi switches crude grades, delays oil supplies to buyers in Asia

* Twitter suspends Saudi royal adviser Qahtani, fake Gulf accounts

* Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

* Bus bombing kills 12 people near Iraqi city of Kerbala - security services

EGYPT

* Egypt's SODIC interested in Heliopolis Housing stake - CEO

* Egyptian tuk-tuk start-up Halan to expand to Ethiopia

* Egypt's CI Capital Says To Pay EGP 305 Mln For Stake In Sphinx BV

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco hires UBS, Deutsche as bookrunners for its IPO-sources

* Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks "stronger than ever" - CEO

* Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran

* Saudi Aramco books European naphtha for Asia after attacks

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's DP World Closes Topaz Energy And Marine Limited Transaction

* MOVES-UBS head of Dubai wealth management leaves bank

* MEDIA-UAE's Commercial Bank plans to cut up to 18% of its workforce

KUWAIT

* Kuwait foreign minister discusses with Iranian counterpart de-escalating tensions in region

* Kuwait's Combined Group Contracting UAE Unit Gets Road Construction Contract

OMAN

* National Bank Of Oman Closes Debut $300 Mln 3-Year Syndicated Term Loan Facility

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom;) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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