|18 August, 2019

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on August 18

Gulf stocks slide amid mounting fears of global slowdown

Investors monitor screens displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014.

Investors monitor screens displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014.

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

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

* Oil rises alongside equities, but downbeat OPEC outlook caps gains

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks slide amid mounting fears of global slowdown

* PRECIOUS-Gold drops as equities surge, but eyes 3rd weekly gain

* Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

* Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

* Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

* Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis

* Egypt's Sisi promotes Suez deputy chairman to head Canal Authority

* Iraq bumps up domestic production of gasoil and gasoline

* Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

* Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar

* Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor

* Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

* U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

* Libya reopens southern airport closed since 2014

* OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus

* PM Hariri: Saudi, UAE want to invest in Lebanon

* Poland may join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

* EXCLUSIVE-China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

* Oil flows to Iraq's Haritha power station after pipeline repair -ministry

* EXCLUSIVE-Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel -sources

EGYPT

* Egypt’s GASC buys 295,000 T Russian and Ukrainian wheat in tender

* Egypt's Atlas For Land Reclamation Posts H1 Consol Loss

* Egyptian International Pharmaceuticals Industries H1 Consol Profit Rises

* Egypt's Eastern Increases Consumer Sales Price Of Cigarette Brands

SAUDI ARABIA

* Petronas says begun restarting Saudi-Malaysian refinery CDU

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Shuaa Capital Issues $135 Mln Sukuk For The First Group

* UAE's Wahat Al Zaweya H1 Profit Falls

QATAR

* Russia's VTB bank buys 19% stake in Qatar's CQUR bank -Ifax

* Qatar says economic growth to accelerate in 2019-2020

KUWAIT

* Jazeera Airways Announces Lease Of 3 A320 NEO Aircraft From ICBC Aviation

* Kuwait's HEISCO Unit Secures 5.7 Mln Dinars Tender

* Al-Enmaa Real Estate Sells Investment Property

* Kuwait's National Cleaning Unit Signs 2.2 Mln Dinars Contract

* Kuwait's Al Mudon International Real Estate Q2 Loss Narrows

* International Financial Advisors Shareholders Approve To Extinguish Accumulated Losses

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

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