Mideast factors to watch on April 19

Bank of Israel to hold rates, vaccinations to fuel economic rebound

  
Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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DUBAI: Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares near 1-1/2 week highs, Bitcoin recoups losses

* Oil falls amid surging coronavirus infections in India, other countries -

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets end mixed; blue-chips buoy Egypt

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as softer U.S. dollar, yields lift appeal

* POLL-Bank of Israel to hold rates, vaccinations to fuel economic rebound

* Saudi and Iran held talks aimed at easing tensions, say sources

* Syria to hold presidential election, slammed by opposition, on May 26

* Syrian pound improves after central bank raises exchange rate

* Rockets strike Iraqi military base hosting U.S. contractors, Iraqi military says

* Tunisian president draws security powers into dispute with PM

EGYPT

* Eleven dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* COVID vaccination a requirement to perform Umra pilgrimage - Saudi state TV

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-Emirates NBD And Etihad Credit Insurance Sign Agreement To Ease Bank's Businesses Access To Trade Finance

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar's Nakilat Q1 Profit Rises

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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