|03 July, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on July 3

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

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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-Asian shares weaken as trade optimism fades 

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 1-wk peak; global trade woes, lower U.S. yields support 

* Oil prices steady on extended supply cuts, U.S. stocks draw 

* MIDEAST STOCKS - Banks halt Saudi gains, MSCI upgrade keeps Kuwait gaining 

* OPEC extends oil cut to prop up prices as economy weakens 

* Fire at Sonatrach gas facility in Oran, no impact on production

* Algeria parliament president Bouchareb resigns -Ennahar TV

* Wanted militant blows himself up in Tunisian capital

* At least 40 killed in strike on Tripoli migrant detention centre, -official

* IMF sees Lebanon's 2019 deficit bigger than government target

* Lebanon PM postpones cabinet meeting after shooting

* Europeans urge Iran to abide by nuclear pact; Israel says preparing military

* Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan military, opposition to hold direct talks

* Iraq's southern oil exports drop to 3.39 million bpd in June

EGYPT

* Egypt non-oil private sector slows for second month -PMI

* Egypt's GASC says buys 60,000 T Romanian wheat

* Egypt to launch short-selling of shares during Q3-official

* Egypt's GASC seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in tender

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi private sector growth rises to 18-month high in June -PMI

* Banks scramble to re-pitch for Aramco IPO roles - sources

* Saudi Arabia to raise 3 billion with debut euro debt sale

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE private sector growth softens in June -PMI

* UAE denies ownership of weapons found in Libya - statement

* UAE's ADNOC sets June Murban crude osp at $64.80/barrel - statement

* UAE approves 13 sectors eligible for up to 100% foreign ownership - state news

* S.Korea's KNOC starts crude oil output in UAE's Haliba oilfield

* Six Flags gets $7.5 mln payout after Dubai partner ends project

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Burgan Bank sells $500 mln in bonds to boost capital

BAHRAIN

* Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait eyes $500 mln bond deal

QATAR

* Qatar's 'token gesture' boosts Lebanese bonds -- briefly

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

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