|22 October, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 22

Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

Image used for illustrative purposes only. Investors looks at stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market .

REUTERS/Mosab Omar

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

* Oil steady on weak demand concerns despite U.S.-China trade optimism

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases as trade-deal hopes lift risk mood

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks lead Saudi lower, most other Gulf markets dip

* Facing protests, Lebanon approves emergency economic reforms 

* INSTANT VIEW-Lebanon govt agrees reforms as protests grip the country

* Trump: U.S. troops won't immediately return from Syria, ceasefire could be extended 

* Iraqi Kurds appreciate U.S. forces despite Syria pullout, president says 

* Islamic State attack kills two security forces near northern Iraqi oilfields

* Pentagon chief visits Saudi Arabia as tensions simmer with Iran 

* Israel's Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

* Maroc Telecom reports flat Q3 profit

EGYPT

* Dragon Oil to invest $1 bln in Egypt's Gulf of Suez after buying BP stake

* Egypt exported 172.8 bln cubic feet of gas from Idku in 2018/19 - EGAS

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi consumer prices slip yr/yr in Sept at slowest rate in 2019

* Saudi Arabia's SAGO says it bought 605,000 tonnes of wheat in tender

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* DP World chairman says Djibouti dispute hurt company's ability to borrow

* UAE's Mubadala to invest $250 mln in technology in Mideast, North Africa

* UAE's Majid Al Futtaim hires banks for dollar "green" sukuk

BAHRAIN

* Senior Israeli official attends Bahrain security meeting focusing on Iran

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

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