Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 12

Asian stocks fall on U.S. stimulus uncertainty

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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 on U.S. stimulus uncertainty 

* Oil prices bolstered by bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stocks

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi outperforms Gulf markets; Egypt extends losses 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls below $1,900 level as U.S. dollar, yields rise

* Lebanese call for downfall of president, other officials over Beirut blast

* Container lines resume calls to Beirut as terminal restarts operations 

* Lebanon registers record number of daily COVID-19 cases 

* INSIGHT-Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut No one will say

* U.S. attempts to win more support with streamlined bid to extend Iran arms embargo 

* Iran arrests five Iranians for spying for foreign states - judiciary 

* Explosions hit U.S. coalition supply convoys in Iraq - sources and military say

* Iraq cancels Turkish Defense minister visit, summons ambassador -statement

* Yemen president Hadi to head to U.S. for medical treatment, sources say 

* Israel closes Gaza crossing after Palestinians launch incendiary balloons

EGYPT

* Egyptians vote for newly created Senate 

* Egypt's GASC buys 120,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in tender 

* POLL-Egypt central bank seen holding interest rates steady

* Lebanon's Blom Bank considers selling Egypt subsidiary

SAUDI ARABIA

* Watchdog finds U.S. did not weigh civilian risks when pushing Saudi arms sales

* Samba Financial wins licence for Dubai International Financial Centre branch 

* Arm rival SiFive raises $60 mln from SK Hynix, Aramco

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* China to suspend Etihad Airways, SriLankan Airlines Shanghai route from Aug 17

* MEDIA-Abu Dhabi seeks local investors for $21 billion pipeline - Bloomberg

* CME delists Dubai gold refinery three weeks after listing it 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait Oil Company says limited oil spill near kilo 18 from the seventh ring road - tweet 

* MEDIA-Kuwait pension fund plans to triple infrastructure investments- Bloomberg News 

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

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