Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on December 16

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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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 shares up as 'phase one' trade deal boosts confidence 

* Oil prices fall as investors seek clarity on U.S.-China trade deal 

* MIDEAST STOCKS- Aramco gains aid Saudi; other Gulf bourses quiet

* PRECIOUS- Gold eases as interim U.S.-China deal lifts risk appetite 

* BREAKINGVIEWS-Why didn’t Qatar support Saudi Aramco’s big deal

* Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest 

* Lebanon's Hariri may be named PM but faces struggle to form government

* Netanyahu says Brazil committed to move embassy to Jerusalem in 2020

* Turkey could close Incirlik air base in face of U.S. threats -Erdogan

* Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar good for the region - Iran foreign minister 

EGYPT

* Egypt c.bank expands financing for distressed tourism companies

* Egyptian Chemical Industries Says Operation At Nitric Acid Unit Started

* Egypt's ICON Q3 Consol Loss Widens

* Egyptian Exchange Says 1.5 Mln Shares Of TMG Block Traded 

* Acrowmisr For Metallic Scaffoldings And Frameworks Q3 Consol Profit Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi unemployment dips to 12% in Q3 

* Al Moammar Information Systems Renews Facility Agreement With Arab National Bank

* Saudi's Tawuniya Gets Health Insurance Contract From Tahakom Investments 

* Middle East Specialized Cables Signs Agreement to Restructure Credit Facilities 

* Aramco shares up 1.6% in third consecutive day of gains 

* Aramco indicative share price up slightly to 37 riyals 

* Saudi's SISCO Updates On Unit's MoU To Develop Jeddah Islamic Port 

* Saudi's Alinma Bank Board Proposes Capital Increase Through Bonus Share 

* Saudi's Mobily Signs 7.6 Bln Riyals Refinancing Murabaha Facility With Banks

UAE

* UAE's Union Properties Appoints Khalifa Hasan Ali Saleh Al Hammadi As CEO 

KUWAIT

* uwait's AQARAT Signs Contract To Buy Three Real Estate Assets In Kuwait 

QATAR

* Qatar open to accepting all currencies for trade - FinMin 

OMAN

* Oman's Sahara Hospitality FY Income Rises 

* National Bank Of Oman Board Resolves To Exit From Egypt 

* Oman sells $1 bln stake in electricity company to Chinese buyer 

* Oman's Majan College University College Q1 Income Rises 

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))


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