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|04 November, 2018

Mideast Stocks - Factors to watch on November 4

Petrochemical firms weigh on Saudi, Most Gulf markets mixed

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

An investor looks at stock information in front of an electronic display board at the Dubai International Financial Market March 21, 2010.

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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stock gains curtailed, with U.S. lower, on report U.S.-China trade deal not imminent

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Petrochemical firms weigh on Saudi, Most Gulf markets mixed

* Oil drops 1 pct as U.S. allows Iran sanctions waivers O/R

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips as US dollar gains on solid jobs data

* Baghdad rejects U.S. interference in its affairs after U.S. Twitter comments

* Iran's Khamenei says the world opposes Trump's decisions – TV

* U.S. allows eight importers to keep buying Iran oil for now

* China's Iranian crude imports fall 34 percent in Sept -customs data

* Norway summons Iranian ambassador over alleged assassination plot in Denmark

* Eni CEO met Libya's al-Sarraj, reiterated commitment to Libya

* China's Zhenhua Oil to sign oil deals with Iraq, Saudi at Shanghai expo – sources

* Iraqi southern ports' average daily oil exports fell in October

* UN chief appeals for end to Yemen war, outlines next steps

* Saudi coalition in Yemen attacks Sanaa sites, clashes in Hodeidah

* Oman welcomes U.S. and British calls for ceasefire in Yemen

* Qatar backs renewed U.S. calls for Yemen ceasefire

* Yemen's Saudi-backed government to resume oil exports soon -SABA

* Jordan ministers resign over Dead Sea flood deaths

* Development bank APICORP expects 15 pct asset growth in 2019, CEO says

EGYPT

* Egyptian authorities detain daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

* Egypt regulator suspends Beltone Financial IPO unit for 6 months

* Egypt signs $2.3 billion power plant deal with Saudi ACWA Power – minister

* EXCLUSIVE-Egypt aims for external borrowing ceiling of $14.326 bln in FY 2019-2020

* Egypt's GASC receives 22 offers in first international rice purchase tender in 2018 – statement

SAUDI ARABIA

* Norway summoned Saudi ambassador over Khashoggi murder

* Erdogan adviser said Khashoggi's body was dismembered and dissolved – newspaper

* Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

* Pompeo says 'handful more weeks' before U.S. responds to Khashoggi killing

* Saudi Arabia hosts rare visit of U.S. evangelical Christian figures

* Saudi Arabia's Debt Management Office appoints MUFG banker as adviser

* Trudeau's dilemma: how to be tough on Saudi Arabia and save jobs

* Saudi Aramco, SABIC select Yanbu as site for new industrial complex

* Saudi Arabia tenders to purchase 1.02 mln T barley

* Kazakh leader invites Saudi king, crown prince to visit

* Fake news network vs bots: the online war around Khashoggi killing

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai's DEWA raises solar power purchase deal with Saudi Arabia's ACWA

* Abu Dhabi's NPCC wins $231 mln construction contract from Kuwait Oil

* Dubai Aerospace raises $1 billion in dual-tranche notes

* Dubai's Arabtec hires Moelis for debt restructuring -sources

* Dubai theme park operator working with Moelis & Co on debt restructuring -sources

* UAE's ENOC to shut condensate splitter for a month in Nov -sources

* UAE telco du focuses on fixed line, post-paid as prepaid falls – CEO

OMAN

* Oman's Duqm Refinery signs $4.6 bln Sharia-compliant project financing

* TABLE-Oman budget deficit shrinks 34 pct in first eight months

* Oman welcomes U.S. and British calls for ceasefire in Yemen

QATAR

* Qatar central bank issues 800 mln riyals of T-bills

* Qatar backs renewed U.S. calls for Yemen ceasefire

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Nogaholding raises $1 billion through dual-tranche bond

* Bahrain's Gulf Air to consider lay offs at Friday board meeting- BNA

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((Dubai.Newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))