Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 18

Asia shares pare losses as China GDP pips forecasts

  
A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image 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 pare losses as China GDP pips forecasts  

* Oil drops 1% as rising coronavirus cases end supply-led rally 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Mideast stocks in red ahead of earnings season 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as U.S. stimulus prospects offset firm dollar 

* Distrust, division and doubt cloud Palestinian election call

* Israel economy likely to grow 4.6% in 2021, says finance ministry 

* In final Trump administration days, Israel approves new settler homes 

* Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans 

* Jordan finmin says 2.5% growth in 2021 depends on continued economic activity during pandemic 

EGYPT

* Egypt sells 21 mln sq m of land to Talaat Mostafa for housing project 

* BRIEF-Egyptian Gulf Bank FY Standalone Profit Falls

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi appeals court reduces sentence of U.S.-Saudi physician - documents 

* Saudi's NCB looks to bolster Tier 1 with dollar sukuk - document 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE lowers age requirement for COVID-19 vaccines to 16 

* BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Department of Finance Launches 6 Bln Dirhams Supply Chain Financing Initiative To Support SMEs 

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar Islamic Bank Posts Profit Of QAR 3.07 Billion In 2020 

* BRIEF-Qatar's Ahli Bank FY Profit Rises 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Jazeera Airways Takes Delivery Of New Airbus A320neo 

BAHRAIN

* Israeli banks Hapoalim, Leumi sign cooperation agreements with Bahrain's NBB 

* BRIEF-Investcorp Acquires Saas Based e-Commerce Solutions Provider, Unilog 

* BRIEF-Bahrain's Bank ABC To Acquire Blom Bank Egypt 

* BRIEF-GFH Financial Group Acquires Hidd Mall 

OMAN

* Oman's new parliament law shrouds budget talks in secrecy 

* Oman to close land borders again to curb coronavirus - state media 

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

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