Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 24

Stocks jump as investors pin hopes on coronavirus treatment

  
Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Stocks jump as investors pin hopes on coronavirus treatment 

* Oil prices steady as 'double trouble' storms bear down on Gulf of Mexico 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt leads major Middle Eastern stocks higher 

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as coronavirus treatment hopes lift risk appetite 

* Iran says black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit 25 seconds apart 

* Venezuela's Maduro thanks Iran for helping oil industry overcome U.S. sanctions 

* Iran official says sabotage caused fire at Natanz nuclear site - TV

* U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sudan in coming days 

* Tunisia's incoming PM plans restructuring of economic ministries 

* Iraq pledges to deepen oil output cuts in August, September 

* Iraq produces 5 mln bpd, could reach 7 mln bpd by 2025 - oil minister 

* Explosion at gas pipeline leads to blackout in Syria, says energy minister 

* Protesters dispersed by gunfire in Libya's capital 

* Morocco rejects normalising ties with Israel - PM

EGYPT

* El Sewedy Electric Q2 Consol Profit Falls 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco eyes growth opportunities with new development organisation 

* Saudi energy ministry to assist development of mega economic zone Neom

KUWAIT

* Kuwait to rebuild Lebanon's only large grain silo after blast - report 

* Kuwait bans commercial flights from Afghanistan until further notice

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's GFH says to increase stake in GB Corp to 50.4% from 28.6% 

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

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