Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on August 23

Most major Gulf markets dip as financial shares weigh

  
Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

Investors look at electronic display boards on the trading floor at the Dubai International Financial Market March. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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-Global stocks, dollar rise with U.S. economic data 

* Oil falls 1% on sluggish coronavirus recovery, supply concerns 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets dip as financial shares weigh 

* PRECIOUS-Gold hits 1-week low as positive U.S. data buoys dollar 

* Pompeo to visit Israel and UAE with peace, Iran and China on agenda, sources 

* EXCLUSIVE-OPEC+ needs to offset large May-July oversupply -document 

* Saudi-led coalition in Yemen intercepted explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis -SPA 

* Libya's Tripoli-based government and rival parliament take steps to end hostilities

* Protesters set fire to parliament office in Iraq's Basra 

* Gaza-Israel violence prompts stepped-up mediation efforts 

* Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions

* Erdogan announces biggest Turkish gas find in Black Sea

EGYPT

* Scientists peer inside ancient Egyptian cat, snake and bird mummies 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi public sector employees to return to on-site work Aug. 30 -state TV 

* MEDIA-Saudi Aramco suspends $10 bln China oil refinery venture 

* Saudi sacks officials at tourism projects on suspicion of corruption 

* Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Says Wins $409 Mln Order To Build 10 Petrochemical Product Carriers For Saudi Arabia's Bahri 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE could reintroduce curfew in some areas as COVID-19 cases rise, official says 

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

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