|14 January, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 14

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

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Asia shares, US stock futures slide as China's exports slump jolts investors 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mostly up ahead of results season, Global Telecom plunges in Egypt 

* Oil slides on China trade slump, but crude imports remain high

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises as expectations of Fed pause keeps lid on dollar 

* Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

* Saudi energy minister says oil market on "right track" 

* U.S.-backed Syrian force: Islamic State in its 'final moments' 

* Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over 

* Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit 

* Egypt plans $2 billion worth of Samurai bonds -government sources 

* Yemen's Houthis threaten more drone attacks 

* Lebanon "absolutely not" proposing debt restructuring -finance minister 

EGYPT

* Egypt settles $39 mln dispute with Mercedes-Benz importer -ministry 

* Orascom Construction Sees Revenue Of $3 Bln To $3.5 Bln By 2018 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco's bond will probably be in 10 billion range - energy minister 

* Saudi's CMA Approves Capital Increase of Dallah Healthcare 

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Buy A Net 1.03 Bln Riyals Last Week 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Sharjah National Oil Corp awards Eni three onshore exploration concessions 

* DP World signs acquisition agreement for Chile port operator

QATAR

* Qatar Investment Authority targets $45 bln in U.S. investments -CEO 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's KFH plans 100-120 mln dinars in asset sales in 2019- newspaper 

OMAN

* Ooredoo Oman Says TRA Approves First Class Mobile License Renewal 

BAHRAIN

* Eni signs exploration MoU in Block 1 offshore Bahrain 

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

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