Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on January 24

UAE markets end lower as COVID-19 cases surge; Saudi muted

  
Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020.

Electronic boards showing stock information are pictured at the stock market, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 5, 2020.

REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi

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-Weak data, earnings drag stocks lower; oil falls

* Oil falls on China's COVID-19 cases, high crude build

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE markets end lower as COVID-19 cases surge; Saudi muted 

* PRECIOUS-Gold falls more than 1% on firm dollar but on course for weekly gain

* ANALYSIS-What will survive of U.S. Middle East policy under Biden 

* Iran's oil exports rise 'significantly' despite sanctions, minister says 

* Turkey's Erdogan says "absolutely" against high interest rates

* Morocco gets 2 mln AstraZeneca vaccine doses, first big shipment to Africa 

* EXCLUSIVE-Iraq cuts crude oil supplies for most Indian refiners in 2021- sources 

* Iran to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in coming weeks- President Rouhani 

* U.S. State Dept says working to conclude Houthi terrorist designation review 

EGYPT

* Sisi says Egypt to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday 

* Egypt's GASC buys 6,000 tonnes of local soyoil in tender, traders say 

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi-led forces thwart attack by Yemen's Houthis - Al-Hadath TV

* Saudi Arabia expects 'excellent relations' with Biden administration 

* Saudi unemployment dips slightly to 14.9% in third quarter, data shows 

* Saudi embassy in Doha will reopen 'in days' - Al Arabiya quotes minister 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Denmark halts UAE flights for five days over COVID-19 

* UAE confirms it inked $23 bln deal to buy F-35 jets, drones from U.S. 

* ANALYSIS-Surging cases strain UAE's open for business COVID strategy

QATAR

* Bahraini minister criticises Qatar despite accord to end rift 

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Central Bank Of Kuwait Allows Banks To Distribute 2020 Dividends

* BRIEF-Agility Public Warehousing Refinances And Increases Credit Facility Line 

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain gets $2 billion in bond sale after deficit spike

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

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