Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 12

China gains hoist Asian stocks to two-year peak

  
An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

An investor looks up at electronic display boards at the Dubai International Financial Market, March 21, 2010. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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-China gains hoist Asian stocks to two-year peak 

* Oil prices extend slide as U.S. producers restore output post-hurricane 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Petrochemicals boost Saudi shares, QNB weighs on Qatar 

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as dollar strength, delay in U.S. stimulus weigh 

* Israel FinMin promises budget by Dec, another official quits

* Iraqi militias say they have halted anti-U.S. attacks

* Israel would oppose any U.S. F-35 sale to Qatar, Israeli minister says

* Gas explosion hits market, kills at least 5 in southwest Iran

* Iran short of 'significant quantity' of potential bomb material - IAEA boss

EGYPT

* BRIEF-Egypt's Qatar National Bank Alahly Q3 Consol Profit Falls

* Egypt's annual core inflation accelerates to 3.3% in September

SAUDI ARABIA

* NCB-Samba to merge into Saudi banking heavyweight

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai non-oil private sector continues modest growth

QATAR

* QNB third-quarter profit falls as it books more provisions

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-KIB Says CMA Approves Issuance Of Sukuk Upto $300 Mln

BAHRAIN

* New Bahrain-based $60 mln MENA VC fund sees post-COVID tech wave

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

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