Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on November 15

Major Gulf markets log in weekly gains on COVID-19 vaccine hopes 

  
Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

Investors walk under a stock index board at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2020.

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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-S&P 500 hits all-time closing high after earnings, oil drops on pandemic worry 

* Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets log in weekly gains on COVID-19 vaccine hopes 

* PRECIOUS-Gold gains on mounting pandemic, vaccine worries 

* Iran blames U.S. sanctions for vaccine payment problems 

* Saudi will strike those who threaten its security, crown prince warns 

* Fears grow of new Western Sahara war between Morocco and Polisario Front 

* Saudi-led coalition in Yemen intercepts explosive drone launched by Houthis - state TV 

* Islamic State claims responsibility for Jeddah attack

* G20 strikes historic debt pact to help poorer states hit by COVID 

* OPEC+ compliance with oil production cuts in Oct 101%-sources 

* Saudi embassy in The Hague sprayed with gunfire, police arrest suspect 

* Iran captures Arab separatist leader linked to military parade attack -state TV

* Egypt showcases scores of 2,500-year-old coffins 

EGYPT

* Egypt's central bank cuts interest rates by 50 basis points 

* Dana Gas expects onshore Egyptian assets sale to complete early 2021

SAUDI ARABIA

* ANALYSIS-State investors help plug Saudi's yawning deficit 

* Saudi crown prince says PIF to inject $40 bln annually in economy in 2021, 2022 

* China finds coronavirus on packaging of Saudi shrimp 

* Motor racing-Saudi Arabia keen on hosting women racers along with F1 GP 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC's Shetty says will return to UAE 

* UAE reopens land-border crossings closed due to COVID-19 - WAM 

* Dubai Islamic Bank Prices $1 Bln Additional Tier 1 Sukuk

* UAE's ADNOC acquires Ultramax bulk carrier al-Karama 

* UAE's ADNOC says technology helped it save $2 billion over five years

KUWAIT

* Fitch Ratings: Kuwaiti Islamic Banks' Asset Quality and Profitability Under Pressure 

QATAR

* Anel Elektrik Says Its Qatar-Based Unit Anel MEP Maintenance Signs Electrical And Mechanical Works Deal With Imar Trading

OMAN

* Ahli Bank Board Approves Rights Issue Of 30 Mln Rials

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


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