Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 27

Asia shares take a breather, hope for flexible

  
Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take a breather, hope for flexible Fed

* Oil treads water as huge Gulf of Mexico storm shuts output 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf bourses fall as financial shares drag; Saudi up 

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as investors book profit ahead of Powell's speech 

* EXCLUSIVE-France creates reform roadmap for crisis-ridden Lebanon

* Iran relents on IAEA inspections at two sites, ending standoff

* Israel strikes Hezbollah posts in Lebanon after shots fired at troops, military says 

* Pompeo discusses Libyan conflict, Iran with UAE counterpart 

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks edge up; Oct NWS condensate traded at discounts 

EGYPT

* Egypt's GASC buys 530,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in tender 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia detains in-law of former intelligence official, says family 

* Arab National Bank Announces Redemption Of SAR 2 Bln Tier 2 Sukuk Due 2025 

* Saudi's CMA Licenses Tamra Capital Company

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Aug. 24 

BAHRAIN

* U.S. ready to help Bahrain-Israel normalisation if needed, official says

* Bahrain's BBK exploring acquisition of Ithmaar Bank 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KCPC Signs 6.6 Mln Dinars Contract With The Scientific Center, Kuwait

QATAR

* Qatar to reopen all mosques for daily and Friday prayers from Sept. 1 

* Qatar's Masraf Al Rayan sells $750 mln of five-year sukuk -document 

OMAN

* Fitch downgrades Omani banks, companies as government finances weaken

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

More From Equities