Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 1

Global shares extend gains on U.S. stimulus, upbeat data

  
A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2020.

A Saudi trader monitors stocks at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 8, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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-Global shares extend gains on U.S. stimulus, upbeat data

* Oil holds steady on hopes for U.S. stimulus agreement

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai leads gains in Gulf as financial shares rise

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as softer dollar, stimulus hopes lend support

* Rockets land in Erbil hours after Iraqi PM pledges to protect diplomats

* U.N. nuclear watchdog inspects second Iranian site as agreed with Tehran

* Venezuela Maduro announces new fuel plan as second Iranian tanker arrives

* Jordan warns of full lockdown after virus cases surge

* U.S. blacklists more Syrians in fresh push for Assad to end war

* Israel Aerospace Industries seeks $200 mln to fund startups- Bloomberg News

* Home learning in Gaza hindered by blackouts and poverty

EGYPT

* Egypt's M2 money supply up 19.17% year-on-year in August -central bank

* Russia to supply Egypt with COVID-19 vaccine in expansion push

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi unemployment spikes as virus-hit economy shrinks by 7% in Q2

* Saudi Arabia to cut spending next year, sees economy bouncing back

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai commodities centre launches electronic platform to trade sugar

* Mubadala to invest $2 bln in 25-yr strategy plan led by Silver Lake

* Arabtec shareholders vote to liquidate the Dubai construction firm - email

* UAE industry minister discusses cooperation with Israeli technology minister - state news

* Average Dubai crude oil price falls in Sept to $41.495/bbl -sources

OMAN

* Oman crude OSP fall to $41.6/bbl for November

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's debt law gridlock poses first economic test for new emir

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


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