Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 31

Asian stocks reach 29-month top, China services surprisingly strong

  
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.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-Asian stocks reach 29-month top, China services surprisingly strong 

* Oil prices edge up on stimulus support despite ample supplies 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks push Saudi shares higher; Dubai eases

* PRECIOUS-old hits near 2-week high on dollar weakness, dovish Fed

* Trump adviser sees more Arab, Muslim partners for Israel after UAE deal

* Saudi-led coalition destroys explosive-laden drone, boat launched by Yemen's Houthis -SPA

* Israel hopes for UAE normalisation ceremony in DC next month, minister says

* Lebanese ambassador Adib poised to be designated PM

EGYPT

* EGX Says Citadel Capital Reduces Stake In ASCOM To 54.05%

* Egypt detains second suspect in alleged rape case, three more held in Lebanon

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi bourse Tadawul officially launches derivatives market

* Israeli delegates plane flying to UAE will fly over Saudi Arabia, source says

* Saudi money supply increase in July

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE and Israel discuss cooperation on food and water security

* Kuwait's Petrogulf Unit Superior Abu Dhabi Signs Contract With Abu Dhabi's ADNOC 

* UAE June bank deposits up 0.04% m/m 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait government to discuss changes to debt law sought by lawmakers - finance minister 

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QATAR

* Qatar raises minimum wage, lifts curbs on changing jobs 

OMAN

* Oman's National Gas Says Negotiations On JV With Saudi's GASCO Have Been Called Off 

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

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