Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on June 3

Asia shares off 3-month highs, caution ahead of U.S. payrolls

  
A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

A trader talks on the phone during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-Asia shares off 3-month highs, caution ahead of U.S. payrolls 

* Oil rises for a third day on expectations for fuel demand pickup 

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower as dollar firms; focus on U.S. economic data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets track oil prices higher; Egypt falls

* Former centre-left politician Herzog elected Israel's president 

* TIMELINE-Israel's new government: What just happened, and what's next

* Israel's opposition declares new government, set to unseat Netanyahu 

* ANALYSIS-Investor magnet Israel tarnished by Palestinian conflict, but pull still strong 

* Lebanon's caretaker PM calls on 'friends' to stand by Lebanese 

* Lebanon's central bank to ask state council to review decision on bank withdrawals 

* Bitter pill: Lebanon's medical crisis set to get even worse 

* UN tribunal for Lebanon may close after July due to financial crisis

* Lebanon's top Christian cleric berates politicians as deadlock drags on 

* EU official sees Iran nuclear deal at next round of talks 

* Iran's biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman - media 

* Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery; no reports of casualties 

* Tunisian central bank keeps key rate unchanged at 6.25% 

* Jordan refers ex-royal chief to security court over alleged foreign-linked conspiracy 

EGYPT

* EXCLUSIVE-Egypt amends tender terms for cigarette-making licence -document 

* Egypt aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-2021 

* Egypt to auction $500 million in one-year dollar T-bills -cbank 

* Egypt's GDP grew 2.9% in Jan-March quarter - cabinet 

* Russia says flights to Egyptian resorts could resume in summer - Ifax 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Tadawul market resumes after early halt due to technical glitch 

* Saudi Aramco lines up banks for bond sale -sources 

* Pentagon chief, Saudi crown prince discuss regional security, Yemen war 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE's ADNOC sets July Murban crude OSP at $66.70/bbl 

* UAE does business with Israel more quietly following Gaza violence 

* Dubai developer Emaar hires banks for dollar sukuk sale -sources 

* EXCLUSIVE-SoftBank tech fund in talks to invest in Dubai cloud kitchen Kitopi-sources

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala hires banks for Yahsat's IPO-sources 

* UAE's Masdar wins Uzbek Sherabad solar power plant tender 

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended May 31 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait approves Sotrovimab COVID-19 treatment - state media 

OMAN

* Oman frees activists arrested during unemployment protests 

* Oman says expat workforce fell by 200,000 in year to March 

* Oman to allow Gulf citizens land entry as some restrictions ease 

BAHRAIN

* Investcorp approves delisting from Bahrain Bourse

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


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