Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on March 9

World shares trampled in coronavirus panic, oil prices plunge

  
Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares trampled in coronavirus panic, oil prices plunge 

* Oil plunges 25% after Saudi Arabia slashes prices, says will open taps

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Equity markets plunge after OPEC deal collapses

* PRECIOUS-Gold climbs to 7-year high above $1,700 as virus fuels safe-haven bid

* Lebanon's debt talks to start soon, will likely last months

* Tunisia cuts 2020 growth forecast, seeks new IMF deal

* Israel considers broadening entry restrictions for coronavirus

* Tel Aviv stocks slide 4% on coronavirus escalation fears

* Israel to set up $1 bln fund to help companies through coronavirus crisis

* Israel's El Al issues more severe revenue warning due to coronavirus

* Iran reports further jump in deaths from coronavirus

* Syria's Hoboob seeking 200,000 tonnes of wheat outside tender process

* Morocco's RAM suspends flights to Venice and Milan over coronavirus fears

EGYPT

* Egypt reports first coronavirus fatality as German tourist dies

* Egypt tries to protect tourism after coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia locks down province, halts travel with 9 nations over coronavirus

* Saudi Arabia to hike oil output above 10 mln bpd in April after OPEC+ deal collapse

* Aramco shares fall 9%; below IPO price for first time as OPEC pact unravels

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates expects coronavirus to impact financial performance - internal notice

* Cycling-French teams in Abu Dhabi hotel leave quarantine sooner than expected

* Hospital operator NMC Health delays paying salaries to staff

* Pace of expansion of Dubai's financial centre will match demand - governor

* Wizz Air press conference in Abu Dhabi cancelled due to coronavirus

QATAR

* Qatar bans arrivals from 14 countries over coronavirus fears

* Qatar Petroleum acquires Yara's 25% stake in Qatar Fertiliser Co for $1 bln

BAHRAIN

* Motor racing-Bahrain F1 race to be held without fans due to coronavirus

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

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