Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 18

Stocks fall after Apple warns on coronavirus impact

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Stocks fall after Apple warns on coronavirus impact 

* Oil prices slip as coronavirus concerns linger 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Middle Eastern stocks gain; Qatar bucks trend

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises on mounting business impact from virus outbreak 

* Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way 

* Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict 

* Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon's PM Diab hosts Iranian official 

* UN envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters 

* Tunisian president to call early poll if govt loses vote of confidence 

* ANALYSIS-Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict 

EGYPT

* Egypt pursues criminal investigation into Egyptian academic studying in Italy

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia crude exports unchanged at 7.37 mln bpd in December 2019 

* Saudi Arabia' fiscal deficit could be 7.4% in 2020, 8.1% in 2021 - S&P

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* DP World returns to full state ownership, takes on $8.1 bln debt

* NMC Health founder Shetty resigns as co-chairman in latest blow

* Coronavirus could hurt Dubai's tourism, raises Oman risks: S&P

* UAE issues operating licence for Arab world's first nuclear plant

QATAR

* BRIEF-Doha Bank Board Proposes Issuance Of AT1 Or Tier II Capital Instruments

* EXCLUSIVE-Qatar delays partnerships for natural gas expansion amid price collapse-sources

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-KFH Applies To Competition Protection Agency For Examination Of AUB Acquisition

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain's BBK Q4 Profit Rises

OMAN

* Oman's economic risk higher in 2020 because of oil demand, China exposure - S&P

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

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