Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 17

Bonds stung, dollar cheered by sudden hawkish turn at Fed

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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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-Bonds stung, dollar cheered by sudden hawkish turn at Fed  

* Oil settles near $75, at multi-year highs 

* PRECIOUS-Gold stages slight rebound on bargain hunting after Fed's hawkish tone  

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf bourses in red; financials aid Saudi  

* Khamenei calls for high turnout in Iran vote; field shrinks to four candidates  

* EXPLAINER-Iran hardliners set to retain hold on economy, foreign policy after vote  

* Lebanese entrepreneur defies country's crises with tech hub  

* Putin did not commit to renew Syria cross-border aid access -U.S. official  

* GCC foreign ministers: Iran missile programme should be addressed in nuclear talks 

* Bahrain in touch with Israel's new government to learn about peace policy - minister 

* Arab states call on U.N. Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam 

EGYPT

* Egyptian Gulf Bank Q1 Profit Rises  

* Egypt procures 3.4 mln T of wheat in local harvest so far - ministry  

* Egypt's Glaxosmithkline Q1 Consol Profit Falls  

SAUDI ARABIA

* Red Sea International Signs Contract With Royal Commission Of Alula 

* Medgulf Amends Recommendation To Increase Capital Via Right Issue 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala acquires 60% stake in Saudi, UAE healthcare provider  

* Fitch Says Uncertain Impact Of Regulatory Changes On UAE Islamic Banks  

* Abu Dhabi's ADQ invests in Indian learning startup Byju's -exec  

* IHC's Emirates Stallions Group Completes Development Of Serbia's AED 260 Mln Viceroy Hotel  

KUWAIT

* Kuwait appoints Mohammad al-Shatti as new OPEC governor  

OMAN

Oman's Sahara Hospitality H1 Net Income Falls 

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


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