Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on November 16

Asian stocks hit record peak as vaccine hopes dampen virus fears

  
Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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-Asian stocks hit record peak as vaccine hopes dampen virus fears 

* Oil prices edge up on hopes OPEC+ maintains supply curbs 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major stocks rise in Mideast; Egypt falls 

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 1-week peak as softer dollar, worsening pandemic lift appeal

* Israel promotes settlement plan for sensitive East Jerusalem area 

* Libya talks pause without naming transitional government 

* Israeli operatives killed al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader in Iran in August -New York Times 

* Iran's Rouhani calls for national mobilisation against COVID-19 as cases surge 

* Erdogan visits N.Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island 

* Lebanese security chief visited Syria in efforts to free U.S. captive

EGYPT

* Coronavirus makes contract target hard to meet for Egypt's SODIC- CEO 

* Egypt unemployment dropped to 7.3% in July-Sept -statistics agency

* Pro-Sisi party in commanding position in Egypt's parliamentary polls 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia's Red Sea signs utilities deal with ACWA Power led consortium 

* Saudi October inflation at 5.8% as food prices up on VAT 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi introduces "freelancer" licenses for 48 business activities - WAM 

* UAE widens 10-year residency 'golden' visa eligibility 

* NMC founder Shetty stopped from flying to UAE by Indian immigration - source 

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar Petroleum completes Integration Of Muntajat Into Its Operations 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Ahli United Bank Q3 Profit Falls 

* BRIEF-Kuwait's Burgan Bank Q3 Profit Falls

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Investcorp Invests In FreshToHome 

* BRIEF-Arab Banking Corporation Q3 Profit Falls

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

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