Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on September 5

Major Gulf markets end mixed, Abu Dhabi extends weekly gains

  
A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-Global stock benchmark at new high, dollar slips

* Oil slips as weak U.S. jobs report gives 'reality check'

* PRECIOUS-Gold climbs as slower U.S. jobs growth clouds Fed taper timeline

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed, Abu Dhabi extends weekly gains

* Saudi state media companies to start moving from Dubai to Riyadh

* U.S. sanctions Iranians over alleged plot to kidnap NY-based journalist 

* Kabul airport reopens to receive aid, domestic flights restart 

* U.S. general says most of those evacuated from Afghanistan to Qatar are now in Europe, U.S.

* Blinken to discuss Afghan evacuees at meetings in Qatar and Germany 

* Lebanon deported Reuters journalist after questioning 

* Lebanese ministers to make highest level visit to Syria in years 

* Syria says Israeli air strikes target areas near Damascus

* Tunisia union and parties refuse to discuss crisis with U.S. senators 

* Worst Tripoli fighting in a year shows limits of Libya peace push 

* Flow of Afghans crossing into Pakistan, Iran remains "small" - U.N. refugee agency 

EGYPT

* Egypt PMI inches closer to growth as purchasing increases 

* Egypt's GASC buys 10,000 tonnes of soyoil, 19,000 tonnes of sunflower oil 

* Egypt has vegoil reserves till Feb 2022 after latest tender - ministry 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Missile attack on Saudi oil region foiled - Saudi-led coalition 

* Saudi PIF, Tadawul to set up exchange for carbon offset market - SPA 

* Saudi non-oil sector expansion loses momentum in August - PMI 

* Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power launches $1 billion IPO

* Saudi's SRC signs $533 million refinance deal with social insurance agency 

* Emaar The Economic City debt conversion gives Saudi PIF 25% stake 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE non-oil private sector maintains solid growth, employment rises

* Pakistan's Lakson Group, Air Arabia to start a new low-cost airline

* UAE's ADNOC sets October Murban crude OSP at $69.73/bbl 

* Trading arm of UAE's ADNOC secures $1.2 billion credit facility 

* Israel's Delek finalises sale of Tamar gas stake to Abu Dhabi's Mubadala

* Indonesia, UAE launch trade deal talks 

* Abu Dhabi removes quarantine for all vaccinated travellers

QATAR

* Qatar working to open humanitarian corridors to Afghanistan, official says 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Ahli United Bank appoints Jehad Saud Abdulaziz Al-Humaidhi as CEO 

OMAN

* Soccer-Late Al Sabhi strike earns Oman shock World Cup win over Japan

* Oman budget deficit down sharply year-on-year in July

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain approves third booster shot of Sputnik V vaccine 

* Bahrain's Ahli United Bank launches $600 million senior sukuk 

* Israel appoints first ambassador to Bahrain 

* Bahrain reshuffles Future Generations Reserve fund - BNA 

* Investcorp generates enterprise value of $4 bln from two N.America sales

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


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