Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on August 5

Gold shines on falling dollar, yields; pandemic cost concerns drag on shares

  
An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

An investor uses his mobile phone at the Dubai Financial Market.

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Gold shines on falling dollar, yields; pandemic cost concerns drag on shares

* Oil prices toppled from rising streak as jump in COVID-19 cases stokes fuel demand fears

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwaiti and Egyptian shares up in first trading after Eid

* PRECIOUS-Gold extends record rally on softer dollar, stimulus bets

* Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

* Trump says Beirut explosion seems to be 'bomb of some kind,' cites generals

* Investors raise concerns about migrant workers' rights in Gulf

* Trump security adviser warns against foreign military involvement in Libya

* ANALYSIS-Weak dollar no boon for emerging markets this time

* IMF says coronavirus may shrink global imbalances further in 2020

* Jordan confirms new tender to buy 120,000 tonnes wheat - trade 

* Israel's Delek Group raises 176 mln shekels in share offering 

* COVID-19 deaths in Yemen reach 500 - Reuters tally 

* Algerian leader secures fugitive officer with Erdogan call, source says

EGYPT

* Egypt's private economic activity hits 1-year high - PMI 

* Egypt to withdraw from latest dam talks for internal consultations -statement

* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Sept. 11-20 and/or Sept. 21-30 shipment

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

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector stable in July - PMI

* Saudi Aramco delays official selling prices for crude to next week, says source

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE growth again positive but subdued in July -PMI

* UAE's ADNOC and Wanhua Chemical form shipping JV

* UAE's Etihad Rail signs agreement with CRRC to triple wagon fleet

* First Abu Dhabi Bank sells 3.6 bln Chinese yuan 5-yr Formosa bonds

* Dubai-based GEMS Education raises $150 mln debt - statement

QATAR

* Air Products to provide technology, equipment for Qatar Petroleum's LNG project

* Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera offices amid probe into report on migrant workers

KUWAIT

* Kuwaiti lessor halves Boeing 737 MAX order after ending legal claim

* Kuwait emir's health shows "significant improvement" - PM

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

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