Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on February 27

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

  
An investor follows stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 6, 2009.

An investor follows stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market December 6, 2009.

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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 - Asia shares tick up, dollar near 3-week low after Powell comments

* MIDEAST STOCKS - Dubai hits 3-month high, COMI pressures Egypt

* PRECIOUS - Gold steady amid subdued dollar after Fed comments, palladium above $1,550 

* Oil edges up as OPEC ignores Trump pushback on prices

* Kushner, in Gulf, says U.S. Mideast peace plan addresses borders issue 

* Israel's Netanyahu says "good riddance" after Iran's FM Zarif quits

* Libya's recognised govt agrees with state oil firm to reopen El Sharara oilfield 

* Rouhani believes Iran has only one foreign policy and one foreign minister - chief of staff

* Turkey authorises Emlak Katilim Bank to conduct operations

* Jordan PM says economy strengthening, on track with growth

* EXPLAINER-What's so hard about implementing a peace deal in Yemen's main port

SAUDI ARABIA

* Aramco CEO says oil industry facing 'a crisis of perception'

* Saudi's Almarai Starts Issuing International Sukuk

* Saudi's Dallah Healthcare FY Profit Falls

* United Wire Factories FY Profit Falls

* Umm Al Qura Cement FY Profit Falls

* Al Safwa Mubasher Offers Trading On FTSE Saudi Arabia Index Futures To Clients

* StanChart gets approval to open unit in Saudi Arabia

* Saudi Arabia to boost oil exports to China with strategy shift

EGYPT

* Egypt's Prime Holding For Financial Investments FY Consol Profit Rises

* Egypt Aluminum Forecasts FY 2019-20 Loss Of EGP 167.4 Mln

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain sovereign fund no longer looking to invest in SoftBank fund -CEO

* Bahrain has "come a long way" on budget deficit, vows more reforms-central bank

* Bahrain's Banader Hotels FY Loss Widens

*Solidarity Bahrain FY Profit Rises

*Bahrain Islamic Bank Board Decides Not To Distribute Dividend For 2018

* Bahrain Ship Repairing And Engineering FY Profit Rises

OMAN

* Oman's Ominvest Board Proposes FY Dividend

QATAR

* Qatar's Al Meera Seeks Shareholders Approval On Share Par Value Split

* Masraf Al Rayan Shareholders Approve Modifying Share Nominal Value

* Qatar's Milaha FY Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's ADNOC signs agreements with South Korean energy companies

* Emirates Steel expects 2019 slowdown in regional construction

* Mubadala Petroleum says signs production sharing contract with Thai partner for offshore block

* UAE's FAB Shareholders Approve To Increase Foreign Ownership Limit To 40 Pct

* UAE approves $3 billion for roads, infrastructure projects - vice president

* Soccer-UAE, other Gulf states could co-host expanded Qatar 2022 World Cup - sports chief

(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

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