Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on February 21

Most Gulf markets fall; Abu Dhabi gains

  
A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

A woman uses her mobile at Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 16, 2019.

REUTERS/Christopher Pike

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-Shares rise as cyclical stocks provide support; yields climb

* Oil extends losses as Texas prepares to ramp up output after freeze 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets fall; Abu Dhabi gains 

* PRECIOUS-Gold recovers from 7-month low but on course for weekly drop 

* Iran says studies EU-proposed informal meeting with U.S 

* Rockets hit Iraqi base hosting U.S. contractors, one Iraqi injured, security officials say 

* EXCLUSIVE-IAEA found uranium traces at two sites Iran barred it from, sources say 

* UAE says Dubai princess being cared for at home as UN expresses concern 

* Lebanese court removes investigator who charged politicians over Beirut blast

* Saudi-led coalition in Yemen moves troops to Marib to repel Houthi assault-sources 

* Yemen famine could threaten opportunity for peace, U.N. warns 

* Somali government forces, opposition clash in Mogadishu over election protest 

EGYPT

* Egypt announces oil and gas bid round for 24 blocks, says ministry

* Russian flights to Egyptian resorts to resume after five-year suspension 

* EGX Says Amir Abdul Wahab Khedr Reduces Stake In Grand Capital For Financial Investments

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to invest more than $20 bln in its military industry over next decade

* Fitch Says Saudi Arabian Banks' Retail Rush To Continue 

* Saudi Arabia approves AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine, state TV reports 

* Saudi Arabia's BinDawood says subsidiary faces $33 mln coffee maker claim

* Saudi Cement Profit Rises

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Sovereign, pension funds double down on private debt amid pandemic

* Fitch Ratings: Asset Quality the Main Threat to UAE Banks' Viability Ratings 

QATAR

* Eni interested in Qatar LNG project - CEO 

* Brighter Signs 5-Year Distribution Agreement For Actiste In Qatar

KUWAIT

* Kuwait bans entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice - Civil Aviation Authority 

* National Bank of Kuwait sells $700 million AT1 bonds -document 

* Kuwait's HEISCO Says Contract With Kuwait Oil Company Extended For 12 Months

OMAN

* Oman Qatar Insurance Board Proposes FY Dividend 

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


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