Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 24

Asian stocks rally on extended Wall Street bounce, easing Fed taper worries

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks rally on extended Wall St bounce, easing Fed taper worries 

* Oil rises as full U.S. clearance for COVID-19 vaccine stokes fuel demand hopes 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds above $1,800 as early taper worries ease 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai gains most among major Gulf bourses, Saudi eases 

* ANALYSIS-Leaderless Lebanon on slippery slope to mayhem 

* EXCLUSIVE-Iran resumes fuel exports to neighbouring Afghanistan

* G7 to meet on Afghanistan deadline, Taliban recognition

EGYPT

* Egypt to intensify vaccination ahead of a fourth COVID-19 wave 

* Link Holdco BV Reduces Stake In Fawry To 16.74% 

* IWG Announced First Cluster Franchise Agreement In Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi deputy minister of defense signs military cooperation agreement between the kingdom and Russia 

* Saudi Exchange Announces Joining of Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia as Derivatives Exchange Member 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* POLL-Dubai house prices to rise modestly, stay affordable in coming years

* MEDIA-Abu Dhabi wealth fund poised to take stake in CityFibre - FT

* Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Launches Islamic Digital Bank 

* ADNOC Signs Framework Agreements Worth Nearly $1 Bln For Project Engineering Services 

* Emirates NBD Collaborates With DMCC To Boost Dubai Diamond Industry Finance

QATAR

* Qatar's Commercial Bank raises $875 mln loan 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait approves the passage of 5,000 evacuated Afghans to the U.S. 

OMAN

* Oman to allow entry to COVID-19 vaccine certificate holders 

* Oman signs land deal for green hydrogen project with India's ACME, report says

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


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