Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on April 21

Asian stocks fall as virus worries return to haunt markets

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks fall as virus worries return to haunt markets  

* Oil falls for second day as India's COVID-19 surge to dent fuel demand

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets gain, Dubai hit by ex-dividend stocks  

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

* Iran welcomes Iraqi mediation with Gulf states - ambassador  

EGYPT

* Egypt's Sunday train accident killed 23, says public prosecutor  

* Egypt to purchase 20 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia reiterates call for Iran to engage in ongoing negotiations - SPA  

* Saudi Arabia completes mills privatisation  

* Saudi Paper Manufacturing Qtrly Profit Rises

* Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts Houthi drone fired at southern Saudi Arabia  

* Saudi's Alhokair Group Appoints Majid Bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Hokair As Chairman  

* Yamama Cement Announces Transfer Of Production Line 7 To New Plant 

* Leejam Sports Posts Qtrly Loss  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi's TAQA sells $1.5 billion in bonds  

* UAE's Etisalat plans bond sale ahead of euro maturity - sources  

* Dubai Aerospace orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX jets  

* UAE central bank extends some stimulus measures until mid-2022  

KUWAIT

* National Bank Of Kuwait Q1 Net Profit Rises  

QATAR

* Soccer-Qatari president of PSG: any proposal without UEFA support does not help football  

* Barwa Real Estate Q1 Profit Rises  

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

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