Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on September 27

Dubai leads most Gulf indexes lower as COVID-19 cases spike

  
Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used 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-Stocks rally to end bitter week; dollar up the most since April 

* Oil falls on mounting COVID-19 cases, supply concerns O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai leads most Gulf indexes lower as COVID-19 cases spike 

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as investors look to dollar for safety from coronavirus woes 

* Lebanon's prime minister-designate quits in blow to French initiative 

* Iran official dismisses U.S. sanctions against judges, courts 

* Israel tightens second-wave lockdown as PM, critics argue over protest curbs

* Palestinian leader calls for U.N.-led peace conference early next year 

* ANALYSIS-Turkish rate hike needs follow through for real game change

* ANALYSIS-Down but not out, Haftar still looms over Libya peace process 

* Sudan rejects linking removal from U.S. terrorism list with Israel ties 

EGYPT

* Ethiopia tells U.N. 'no intention' of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan 

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenue edged up in August -cabinet 

* Egypt cuts interest rates by 50 bps as inflation subsides 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021 -minister 

* Saudi Arabia suspends India flights due to coronavirus, sources say 

* Saudi Arabia's BinDawood Holding to delay IPO retail offer 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Jebel Ali Free Zone signs MOU with Israeli chambers of commerce -WAM

* Dubai-listed Arabtec Holding hires AlixPartners for debt advisory -sources 

OMAN

* Oman's annual wheat production rises 132% -state TV 

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

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