Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on January 4

Asia shares hit record, Nikkei restrained by risk of Tokyo virus curbs

  
An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board 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 Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hit record, Nikkei restrained by risk of Tokyo virus curbs  

* Oil prices slip after OPEC warns of downside risks to demand in first-half 2021  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE stocks gain, Saudi slips on first trading day of 2021  

* PRECIOUS-Gold scales 8-week high as tighter lockdown measures loom  

EGYPT

* Egypt's Suez Canal annual revenues decline 3% in 2020 to $5.61 bln 

* Egyptian Iron And Steel Says Land Plots Evaluated For About EGP 1.24 Bln 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Exchange Says Foreigners Sell A Net 564.5 Mln Riyals Of Stocks In Dec 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's SNOC announces start of gas production at Mahani field in Sharjah 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait suspends direct commercial flights to and from UK as of Wednesday

* Zain Group Fintech Unit Tamam Licensed By SAMA To Provide Micro-Financing Services 

QATAR

* Qatar's Mazaya Real Estate Development Signs Agreement To Acquire 4 Residential Buildings 

OMAN

* Salalah Beach Resort Says Hotel Re-Opened For Operations From Dec 30 

* Oman expects public debt to top $56 billion by end-2021 

* Oman's Salalah Mills Board Proposes 20 Baiza/Share FY Dividend 

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


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