Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 23

Asian stocks slip as global rally skids on inflation fears

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

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

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 MARKET-Asian stocks slip as global rally skids on inflation fears 

* Oil prices jump more than $1 on slow U.S. output restart 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar index leads most of Gulf lower; Egypt rises 

* PRECIOUS-Gold scales 1-week peak as dollar falters, yields ease 

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. plays down Iran rhetoric, waits to see if Tehran resumes talks 

* U.S. voices outrage over rocket attacks in Iraq but will not 'lash out' 

* Bank of Israel holds key rate at 0.1%, concerned over new COVID-19 variants 

* Black market trade slows as Sudanese try banks after devaluation 

* Turkcell could list or sell stake in units 

EGYPT

* Egypt's sovereign fund looks at franchisers as it markets petrol stations 

* Egyptair grounds four Boeing 777-200 planes - statement 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Russia, Saudi Arabia at odds over output deal ahead of OPEC+ meeting -RIA cites source 

* Saudi Arabia to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat from Saudi-owned farms  

* Saudi defence firm SAMI targets $5 bln annual revenue by 2030  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE and Qatar hold first meeting since Gulf detente 

* UAE announces $2 bln in defence contracts, confirms Saab GlobalEye deal  

* BRIEF-UAE's Etisalat Proposes H2 Final Dividends 

QATAR

* MEDIA-Qatar Airways tells axed pilots to apply for return to work - Sky News  

* Qatar's Commercial Bank hires banks for AT1 bonds - document 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait to close land, sea border crossings from Wednesday - cabinet  

* Kuwait's Jazeera Airways considering 13 jet order, chairman says 

* Kuwait requests ability to withdraw from sovereign wealth fund 

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Ahli United Bank Q4 Profit Falls  

* BRIEF-Investcorp Acquires Data Analytics, Technology and Digital Transformation Firm KSM Consulting  

OMAN

* Oman suspends entry for arrivals from 10 countries including Sudan, Lebanon- state media  

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

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