Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 16

Asian shares fall despite China GDP beat as Sino-U.S. tensions, virus fears weigh

  
Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Investors are seen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE February 7, 2018. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall despite China GDP beat as Sino-U.S. tensions, virus fears weigh 

* Oil prices slip after OPEC, allies agree to loosen oil supply curbs

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks lift Saudi index; blue-chip sell-off dents Egypt

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady as virus concerns counter positive China data 

* OPEC+ eases record oil cuts as economy recovers from pandemic 

* U.S., Gulf nations issue sanctions on 6 targets for ties to Islamic State 

* Tanker off Yemen risks spilling four times as much oil as Exxon Valdez - U.N. 

* Under fire over coronavirus policy, Netanyahu announces money for all 

* Tunisian PM resigns triggering political crisis

* Seven ships catch fire at Iran's Bushehr port, agency says 

* Jordan issues new tender to buy 120,000 tonnes wheat 

EGYPT

* Ethiopia dam reservoir filling as talks with Egypt, Sudan stall 

* Carlyle, Cairn Energy-backed group among bidders for Shell’s Egypt assets - sources 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Reliance's $15 bln stake sale deal with Aramco delayed

* Saudi Arabia's Bindawood postpones IPO to September - sources 

* Saudi inflation slows in June before VAT increase

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE postpones Mars mission again due to weather at Japan launch site 

* MIDEAST DEBT-Real estate giant's downgrade may increase Dubai financing cost 

QATAR

* Soccer-Four games a day confirmed for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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

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