Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 17

Asia stocks given pause by virus surge, geopolitics

Traders work at the Alistithmar Capital in Riyadh July 8, 2008.

Traders work at the Alistithmar Capital in Riyadh July 8, 2008.

REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks given pause by virus surge, geopolitics 

* Oil slumps as U.S. crude stocks build amid virus resurgence fears

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets gain on global rally, rising oil prices 

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases on firm dollar; rising virus cases lend support 

* Iraq lowers oil exports, gets closer to OPEC+ target -sources

* Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

* France says working with partners to pressure Iran at IAEA on inspector access

* U.S. wants face-to-face meeting with Iran on prisoners

* U.S. to impose sanctions aimed at blocking Syria military victory

* Jordan's king says regional stability put at risk by Israeli annexation

* ANALYSIS-Concerns mount as Lebanon struggles to take first steps out of crisis

* Lebanon central bank aims to bring dollar price down progressively -Salameh

* Hezbollah leader says dollar injections needed, accuses U.S. of deepening shortage

* U.S. calls bid by men to avoid extradition over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn's escape 'flawed'

* Turkey accuses France of exacerbating Libya crisis

* Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA retreat, Red Crescent says

* Violence surges in Yemen after coronavirus truce expires

* U.N. rights experts condemn Israel's annexation plan and U.S. support


* Egypt seeks loan of over $1 billion, taps UAE banks - sources

* World Bank provides $400 mln to boost health insurance in Egypt

* EgyptAir seeking $185 mln from state banks to weather crisis

* Egypt's GASC cancels vegetable oils tender due to high prices

* Egypt's GASC seeking vegoils in local tender for arrival August 10-30


* WTO says Saudi broke global rules in Qatar broadcast dispute

* Saudi fund launches 3.7 bln riyals initiatives to support industrial enterprises

* Saudi-led coalition asks U.N. to share details of child deaths in Yemen


* UAE can work with Israel, despite political differences -senior official

* UAE's Abu Dhabi eases movement restrictions -media office

* Abu Dhabi's ADQ in talks for bank debt - sources

* Sharjah Islamic Bank sells $500 million in five-year sukuk - document

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

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