Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on May 17

Most Gulf stocks fall as OPEC, IEA see lower oil demand

Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

Traders monitor stocks at the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Dubai World Trade Center.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stock market swings higher despite rising U.S.-China tensions; oil up

* Wall St Week Ahead-Investors prepare for more U.S. stock swings as states reopen 

* Oil prices jump as demand shows signs of picking up 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf stocks fall as OPEC, IEA see lower oil demand 

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms to over 7-year high as U.S.-China tensions fuel economic worries 

* Saudi wealth fund boosts U.S. holdings with stakes in Citi, Boeing, Facebook 

* Abu Dhabi in talks with Dubai for support through state fund Mubadala - sources

* Iran news agency warns U.S. against any move on fuel shipment to Venezuela 

* Saudi Arabia must keep cool and balance deep oil cuts with need for gas 

* Yemen reports 21 new coronavirus cases including 3 deaths 

* IAEA still sees record 2020 oil demand fall but easing lockdowns helping 

* EXCLUSIVE-Turkey seeks global funding help to gird against lira shock 


* Egypt's central bank keeps interest rates steady

* Facebook, telcos plan subsea cable to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe 

* Fitch Says IMF Financing Will Provide Some Support For Egypt's Foreign Reserves


* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Binladin seeks adviser for financial overhaul of Mecca complex 

* Saudi Arabia raises 5.755 bln riyals in local sukuk -statement 

* Saudi sovereign fund seeks $10 bln margin loan=BBG 

* Saudi Arabia's wealth fund holds 0.3% stake in Norway's Equinor 

* Saudi's Bank Albilad Q1 Profit Falls 

* Saudi Aramco cuts June crude allocation to some Asian buyers - sources 

* Banque Saudi Fransi Q1 Profit Falls 


* UAE central bank says 77% of 50 bln-dirham facility against coronavirus impact drawn down

* Wirecard shares plunge as Dubai-based partner shuts shop 

* Ashmore shows interest in deal to run NMC hospitals - sources 


* Kuwait, Saudi to halt oil production from joint field - Al Rai newspaper

* Moody's affirms ratings of two Kuwaiti banks; changes outlook to stable from positive


* Qatar Airways to slash nearly 20% of its workforce -CEO 

* Qatar's Nakilat, Shell commence 2nd phase of gas tankers fleet management transition 

* Qatar Airways To Resume Services To Brisbane Starting May 20


* Oman says decision to liquidate glass point solar company comes after fall in oil, gas prices -agency 

* Oman considers cutting oil output in June by an extra 10,000-15,000 bpd - minister 


* Moody's downgrades Gulf Finance's CFR to Caa3; outlook negative 

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

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