Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 4

Asia shares rise as U.S. manufacturing perks up

  

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-Asia shares rise as U.S. manufacturing perks up 

* Oil prices fall as rising coronavirus case numbers cast shadow over fuel demand pickup 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE stocks gain in first trading after holidays, other markets closed 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies near record high as virus concerns persist

* Lebanese foreign minister quits over slow reforms, Aoun adviser takes over

* Crisis-weary Lebanon braces for Hariri tribunal verdict 

* Israeli aircraft hit Syria after squad tried to bomb border fence, military says 

* One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran - state TV

EGYPT

* Centamin first-half earnings jump on strong gold prices, higher Egypt mine output 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Former king Juan Carlos decides to leave Spain amid corruption allegations

* Pakistan says mediation between Saudi and Iran going slowly 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Malaysia says has not dropped legal proceedings against Abu Dhabi's IPIC  

NMC Health gets operating reprieve with $250 million loan 

* UAE appoints new heads of Emarat Petroleum and Emirates Development Bank 

* Emirates REIT hires Houlihan Lokey for strategic review 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait's ALAFCO Says Discontinued Legal Claim Against Boeing 

* Kuwaiti PM assures cabinet on 91-year-old emir's health -tweet 

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

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