Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 27

Asian shares hit by surging coronavirus cases, U.S. stimulus woes

  
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 Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares hit by surging coronavirus cases, U.S. stimulus woes

* Oil steadies, but outlook gloomy as coronavirus cases, supply grow

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Aldar lifts Abu Dhabi, Egypt extends losses

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices gain as coronavirus cases surge

* OPEC chief says does not expect renewed oil collapse

* FACTBOX-French interests at stake if Muslim boycott calls gain traction

* COLUMN-Funds buy crude on expected delay to OPEC+ output increase: Kemp

* Erdogan urges Turks to boycott French goods

* Iran's oil minister says Tehran's oil industry will not yield to U.S pressure - tweet

* Israel venture capital firm JVP in talks for potential UAE innovation centre

* Head of Sudan's ruling council defends deal for ties with Israel

* Algeria sees energy export revenue down by third to $23.5 bln this year

* Libya's NOC lifts force majeure on last oilfield after blockade

* No need for negative rates now, expansion so far may be enough - Israel c.banker

* Syria tenders to buy 200,000 tonnes wheat from Black Sea

EGYPT

* Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam dispute to resume Tuesday

* Egypt's Idku prepares to load LNG cargo, first in 3 months - Kpler

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi energy minister says the worst is over for oil market

* World should look at all options to reduce emissions, Saudi energy min says

* Saudi-led coalition says intercepted drones launched by Yemen's Houthis

* Saudi Arabia condemns cartoons offending Prophet Mohammad

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai airport passenger traffic may fall 70% this year, CEO says

* UAE lender FAB posts 19% drop in third-quarter net profit

* Abu Dhabi Fund for Development says $556.6 million provided to Sudan, commits to completing $1.5 billion UAE grant

* DP World set for 'relatively stable financial performance' this year, chairman says

* Union Properties pays $19 million towards debt restructuring

KUWAIT

* National Bank of Kuwait's Q3 net profit drops 38% on bad debt provisioning

QATAR

* Australia refers invasive search of women at Qatar airport to federal police

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

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