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| 23 May, 2018

Mideast stocks factors to watch on May 23

Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday.

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

An investor monitors an electronic board displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market June 13, 2013.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

DUBAI  - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares tentative as Trump tempers Sino-U.S. trade optimism

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* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emirates NBD boosts Dubai; Abu Dhabi, Saudi stocks also up

* Oil dips as market eyes possible easing of OPEC supply curbs

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises, market eyes US-China trade talks, Fed minutes

* Middle East Crude-Basra premiums stay firm on robust Asia, Europe demand

* U.S. Congress reviewing sale of precision munitions to Saudis, UAE - sources

* Emerging market resiliency tested as global rates rise -IIF

* Austria's OMV stands by Iran project but no investment yet

* Jordan's trade deficit narrows to $3 bln in Q1

* Lira woes could quickly sour Turkey's finances - S&P

* Former PM says Libya risks partition if it rushes to elections

* Indian Oil to turn to traditional suppliers to meet Iran oil shortfall

* Japan, Russia, Turkey bring potential US tariff retaliation to $3.5 bln

* Iran tells Europe to step up and save nuclear deal

* Sovereign investor flows to global markets turn net positive in Q1

* Morocco’s annual inflation rises to 2.7 pct yr/yr in April

* Iran exported 2.75 mln barrels of oil per day between late April and late May

* In first move since FX crackdown, Iran lowers rial vs dollar

EGYPT

* Rights group accuses Egypt of mass demolition of homes in Sinai

* Egypt procures 3 mln T of local wheat since start of harvest

* Egypt's Suez Canal revenues rise to $479.3 mln in April

* Egypt's GASC seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in international tender

* Egypt sets deadlines for oil and gas exploration bids

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's rights activists

* MEDIA-Kushners' startup Cadre seeking Saudi-backed Softbank funds - Bloomberg

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q1 earnings estimates (1)

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q1 earnings estimates (2)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE denies trying to influence Trump's election

* MEDIA-TPG in talks to take over Abraaj Group's $1 bln health-care fund - WSJ

* Emirates NBD buys Turkey's Denizbank for $3.2 bln from Sberbank

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q1 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Dubai Q1 earnings estimates

QATAR

* TABLE-Qatar Q1 earnings estimates

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait inflation edges up in April

* TABLE-Kuwait Q1 earnings estimates

BAHRAIN

* TABLE-Bahrain Q1 earnings estimates

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman Q1 earnings estimates

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