Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on November 25

Stocks hit record high as Biden, vaccine lift global prospects

  
An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

An investor is seen at the Dubai International Financial Market, in Dubai, UAE April,16, 2018.

REUTERS/Satish Kumar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks hit record high as Biden, vaccine lift global prospects 

* Oil prices rally further on vaccine optimism despite inventory rise 

* PRECIOUS-Biden transition, vaccine hopes keep gold near 4-month low 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets end higher as investors cheer Biden transition, vaccine progress 

* EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar weakness supports EM currencies, lira slides again 

* Israel's Netanyahu says he will visit Bahrain soon 

* Supreme leader dismisses talks as Iran looks to post-Trump future 

* EU pledges 1.2 billion euros for Afghanistan 

* U.S. pledges $600 mln in Afghan aid, but half depends on peace talks 

* Iraq amends oil density compensation plan starting with 2021 exports 

* Syrian army says Israel hits southern Damascus in second strike in week 

* Gaza's health system days from being overwhelmed by COVID-19, advisers say 

EGYPT

* As winter approaches, Egypt braces for second coronavirus wave 

* Egypt sets up $240 mln company to build railway cars 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco says domestic supplies unaffected by attack on Jeddah plant 

* Saudi Arabia's Jadwa hires HSBC to advise on exiting UEMedical - sources 

* Global oil markets well supplied, IEA says after attack on Saudi oil site 

* Saudi King approves renaming Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority to Saudi Central Bank 

* UK and Saudi Arabia discuss importance of global access to COVID vaccines 

* Saudi tells U.N. that Houthis to blame for Aramco attack 

* SABIC to consider IPO of its specialty chemicals unit - Bloomberg News 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* MEDIA-Biocon Biologics in talks with Abu Dhabi fund ADQ to raise fresh capital - Moneycontrol 

QATAR

* Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row 

* Soccer-FIFA to stage 22-team Arab Cup in Qatar 

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

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