Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 27

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

  
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 creep higher on hopes of Sino-U.S. trade truce 

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as investors await U.S.-China trade talks 

* Oil prices fall, shrugging off U.S. inventory drop, amid G20 uncertainty 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt snaps losing streak while most of Gulf slips

* Libya's Haftar loses main base in Tripoli in surprise blow

* No 'boots on the ground' in Iran dispute, Trump says; cites 'unlimited time' for new deal

* Saudi-led coalition intercepted a Houthi drone launched toward the kingdom -SPA 

* Israel says GPS mysteriously disrupted in its airspace but planes secure

* Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S. 

* Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder - UN expert

* Britain wants accountability over Khashoggi murder - PM May

* US economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

* Iran says saving nuclear deal not its problem, EU warns no alternative

* Turkey's Erdogan says no indication from Trump of U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

* Macron calls for "little gestures" to defuse U.S.-Iran tensions

* U.N. warns U.S. decision to drop Iran waivers 'may impede' nuclear deal

* Kushner will put out political plan for Mideast conflict at "right time"

* IMF's Lagarde says Israel-Palestinian peace needed to draw lasting MidEast investment

* Russia's Putin, Saudi Prince to discuss energy at G20 meeting

* Iran's Revolutionary Guards calls U.S. sanctions a "desperate" measure

* Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia, UAE

* IMF's Lagarde says West Bank, Gaza growth must be focused on jobs

EGYPT

* Prime Holding To Acquire Pharos Holding's Securities, Underwriting Business

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi finance ministry closes June sukuk at 2.744 bln riyals

* Saudi Arabia relaxes ownership limits for foreign investors

* Saudi's Ataa Educational Says IPO Book Building Process To Commence On June 27

* Saudi's Bawan Updates On Establishment Of UTEC Algeria By Unit

* Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinains-fin min

* Saudi's CMA Issues Instructions For Foreign Strategic Investors' Ownership

* Ma'aden Appoints HSBC Saudi Arabia, Riyad Capital To Manage Capital Hike

* Saudi's Ma'aden Signs Amended JV Agreements With Alcoa Corp

* Saudi Arabia's NEOM says AECOM hired as project management consultant

* Saudi Arabia's Nayifat reschedules IPO roadshow

* Saudi's Advanced Unit, SK Gas Sign MoU For Propane Dehydrogenation, Polypropylene complex

* Saudi's Advanced Unit Signs MoU With SK Gas For Feasibility Study Of Cracker Project

* Advanced Petrochemical Says Unit Gets Propane Feedstock Allocation From Ministry

* Saudi crown prince inaugurates S-Oil refinery expansion in S. Korea

* Saudi Aramco signs 12 deals with S. Korean firms

* Saudi's Arabian Centres FY Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's Umm Lulu oilfield production capacity to reach more than 100,000 bpd in 2020 -ADNOC

* Abraaj founder faces February extradition hearing on U.S. fraud charge

* UAE's NPCC forecasts foreign contracts to drive 34% revenue rise

* UAE central bank enhances reporting of non-performing loans in banking sector - statement

* UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended June 24

* UAE's Abu Dhabi Financial Group & Shuaa Capital agree on merger

* Dubai Crude for September to be priced at parity to Oman

* Investment Corporation of Dubai FY Profit Falls

* Dubai Investments Says Mirdif Hills To Begin Handover In July

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's MENA Real Estate Q4 Loss Widens

* Kuwaiti stocks could receive $5 bln of inflows after upgrades - CMA

* Kuwaiti equities to be in main MSCI emerging markets index from 2020

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Batelco Renews Market Making Agreement With SICO

OMAN

* Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories' West Bank -foreign ministry

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

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