Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 23

Asian stocks set to gain after Wall Street's tech bounce

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set to gain after Wall Street's tech bounce 

* Oil edges up a day after selloff; rangebound ahead of U.S. crude stocks data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf indexes end mixed; Egypt snaps losing streak

* PRECIOUS-Gold drops as dollar extends gains; focus on Fed commentary

* Gulf coronavirus infections surpass 800,000, Reuters tally shows 

* France warns of Lebanon's collapse if no government formed 

* Arms depot of Iran-backed Hezbollah explodes in Lebanon, source says

* France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working 

* Rouhani says U.S. can impose neither negotiations nor war on Iran 

* Major fire breaks out at a factory near Iran's capital, no casualties - TV

* Iran registers record daily high in coronavirus cases - TV 

* Libya's NOC says output to rise as it seeks to revive oil industry

* Jordan reports its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day 

* 'We do our best': fuel shortages make Yemen doctors' lives even harder

* Angered by Arab-Israel ties, Palestine quits chairing Arab League sessions

EGYPT

* Egypt's Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

* Egypt’s strategic wheat reserves at 7 months following GASC purchase - ministry 

* Egypt's GASC buys 405,000 tonnes of Rus sian wheat in tender 

* East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to re-allow umrah pilgrimage from Oct. 4 -SPA 

* Saudi Arabia says any nuclear deal with Iran must preserve non-proliferation

* Saudi Arabia has seen slowdown in FDI due to coronavirus - investment minister

* MEDIA-Saudi Arabia floats plan to delay G-20 summit until December - Bloomberg News

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S. and UAE eye December goal to agree on F-35 deal -sources

* UAE's Mubadala And Sberbank Sign Strategic Agreement To Explore Opportunities

* Air Arabia gets green light for Abu Dhabi-Tashkent flights

* Creditors take action against UAE's Al Jaber in decade-long saga

* MEDIA-UAE firm KBBO Group hires restructuring expert for $2 bln debt revamp - Bloomberg News

QATAR

* MEDIA-Qatar fund signals support for challenge at Lagardère - FT

OMAN

* Oman issues 200 mln rials domestic sukuk - ONA

* Oman to target $3-$4 billion with upcoming bond sale - sources

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

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