|17 September, 2019

Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 17

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Traders react during the opening of the Dubai stock market June 26, 2016. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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-Oil trims gains but Middle East risks keep stocks on back foot 

* Oil falls but prices still elevated after attacks on Saudi facilitieS

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as investors await Fed outlook

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi funds, oil assurance steady stocks after Aramco attack

* Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

* Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences 

* Islamic State leader says 'daily operations' underway in purported message

* Moody's Says GCC Asset Management Grows With Economic Diversification, Foreign Investment 

* Israel "well-prepared" for any spill-over from attack on Saudi oil plant 

* Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel - ISNA

* Iraq signs MoU with Royal Boskalis for offshore installation -oil ministry 

* Iraq sees 2019 rice production at 600,000 tonnes 

* Syria bought 900,000 T of local wheat this season - government source

EGYPT

* Egyptian transport start-up Swvl targets expansion in Africa, Asia

SAUDI ARABIA

* Moody's Says Saudi Arabia Insurers' Weaker Profitability And Capitalisation Pressures Will Spur M&A

* Moody's: Drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities "credit negative", limited lasting impact on Aramco

* Japan's JXTG assessing Saudi oil supplies after attacks-spokesman

* COLUMN-Attack on Saudi Abqaiq finds the oil market's Achilles heel: Kemp

* Attacks on Saudi oil facilities - what will it mean for consumers

* Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

* Buyers of Saudi oil scramble for alternatives, U.S. exports ramp up

* GRAPHIC-Saudi's oil storage gives market temporary cushion - analysts 

* EXPLAINER-How the Saudi attack affects global oil supply

* Putin proposes Russian weapons for Saudi Arabia after oil industry attacks 

* Saudi Officials Consider Delaying Aramco IPO - WSJ, Citing Sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE Energy Min says has spare oil capacity, early for OPEC emergency meet 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Crown Prince says signs deal to buy Patriot missiles 

* Bahrain's Bapco refinery says operations continue after Saudi pipeline cutoff 

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

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