Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on October 8

Asian shares at 1-mth highs on renewed U.S. stimulus hopes

  
A Saudi trader observes the stock market on monitors at Falcom stock exchange agency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 7, 2018.

A Saudi trader observes the stock market on monitors at Falcom stock exchange agency in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 7, 2018.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

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-Asian shares at 1-mth highs on renewed U.S. stimulus hopes 

* Oil prices rise as Hurricane Delta approaches U.S. Gulf of Mexico 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt index outperforms, while major Gulf markets ease 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds steady on U.S. stimulus hopes, U.S. jobs data in focus 

* U.S. expected to impose new sanctions on Iran's financial sector - source 

* Kuwait's emir names security czar Sheikh Meshal as crown prince

* Qatar makes formal request for F-35 jets - sources 

* Mercenary' hacker group runs rampant in Middle East, cybersecurity research shows 

EGYPT

* Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged 

SAUDI ARABIA

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi PIF in talks to buy stake in UAE supermarket chain Lulu -sources 

* Islamic Corp for the Development of the Private Sector sells $600 mln sukuk 

* Saudi Arabia's BinDawood Holding prices IPO at 96 riyals a share 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* ANALYSIS-Arabtec collapse shakes foundations of Gulf construction business 

* ADNOC raises Nov Murban crude OSP to Platts Dubai minus $0.35/bbl 

* UAE-Israel accord could bring new sparkle to Dubai diamond trade

QATAR

* Qatar Airways Announces To Launch Flights to San Francisco 

OMAN

* Coronavirus and Low Oil Prices Keep MENA Sovereigns Under Pressure 

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


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