Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 18

Stocks rise after Fed tames inflation fears, projects U.S. GDP surge

  
Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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-Stocks rise after Fed tames inflation fears, projects U.S. GDP surge 

* Oil falls a fifth day lower after U.S. stockpile build 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most of Gulf falls in line with global shares 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains after Fed maintains easy monetary policy stance 

* Israel's Incredibuild raises $140 mln in Insight-led funding round 

* Israeli town abuzz with delivery drones in coordinated airspace test 

* Israel's First International Bank quarterly profit slips 

* First batch of COVAX-supplied vaccines arrives for Palestinians 

* As Algerian protests resume, demonstrators differ on goals

* Algeria court orders detention of former state grains agency chief  

* Algeria tenders to buy about 40,000 tonnes feed barley -trade  

* Jordan tenders again to buy 120,000 tonnes feed barley - trade  

* Tunisia tenders to buy durum, soft wheat and barley- trade 

* Syria says Assad and wife are recovering from COVID-19  

* Election looming, Iran's Rouhani says hardliners sabotage goal to lift sanctions  

* Aid to stave off devastating Yemen famine slow to reach needy 

* Biden administration crafting plan to reset U.S. ties with Palestinians -sources  

* Iran's final report blames air defence operator error for Ukraine plane crash 

* Lebanon's president asks PM-designate to form government or go  

* Iran official denies tactics, Iranian politics hinder nuclear talks' revival  

* Sudanese military company to give up its civilian operations  

* Syria to get first deliveries of COVAX vaccines within weeks - WHO official 

EGYPT

* Egypt prepares to start move to new capital, away from the chaos of Cairo  

* Egypt jails activist who called to free prisoners amid pandemic 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres plans $500 mln sukuk - sources  

* India, UAE vow to strengthen energy cooperation - minister  

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* TABLE-UAE's Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended March 15  

QATAR

* Qatar trade minister to chair financial centre board in restructuring - QNA 

KUWAIT

* Kuwait backs down after threatening lawmakers for gathering during pandemic  

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


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