February 14, 2017 / 4:17 AM / 7 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Feb 14

DUBAI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares eke out 19-mth high, dollar holds firm

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Arabtec drags down Dubai index, local sugar revival boosts Egypt food makers

* Oil rises on OPEC-led cuts, but market remains range-bound

* Syrian rebels cast doubt on Kazakhstan talks, slam Russia

* Egyptian inflation hits highest level in more than a decade

* Netanyahu non-committal on Palestinian statehood as he heads to U.S.

* OPEC reports big Saudi oil cut, boosting compliance with deal

* Islamic State leadership targeted in air strike, Baghdadi fate unclear - Iraqi military

* Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar go on strike after price cuts

* EXCLUSIVE-After Islamic State defeat, broken Iraqi farmers weigh heavy losses

* ANALYSIS-Baghdad’s bloody protests mark resumption of Shi‘ite power struggle

* U.N. chief says Fayyad right choice as Libya envoy despite U.S. objection

* INTERVIEW-EBRD discussing co-investments with Gulf sovereign funds

EGYPT

* INTERVIEW-Egypt making good progress in IMF programme, Lagarde says

* Inflows into Egypt banks $12.3 bln since pound float

* Egypt’s core inflation jumps to 30.86 pct yr/yr in Jan -c.bank

* Egypt cabinet re-shuffle to include ministers of investment, agriculture

* POLL-Egypt seen shrugging off inflation, leaving rates unchanged this week

* Egypt issues $1.092 billion in dollar-denominated treasury bills at average yield of 3.62 percent -c.bank

* Egypt’s five- and 10-year bond yields fall at auction

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco inks first oil contract with China’s Huajin

* Saudi Aramco sets February propane price at $510 per tonne

* Saudi’s CMA approves listing of two companies on Saudi parallel bourse

* OPEC reports big Saudi oil cut, boosting compliance with deal

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai Arabtec Q4 loss widens, seeks 1.5bln dirham rights issue

* BUZZ-Shares in Dubai’s Arabtec slump on wider Q4 net loss

* UAE studying expanding Fujairah refinery capacity -energy minister

* Shuaa Capital in acquisition talks, has 3 IPOs in pipeline - chairman

* Tesla targets Middle East drive with Dubai debut

QATAR

* Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar go on strike after price cuts

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s Al Maidan Clinic 9-mnth profit rises

* BRIEF-Independent Petroleum Group FY profit rises

* MEDIA-Kuwait said to meet investors ahead of $9.5 bln debut bond - Bloomberg

* Kuwait says oil prices to rise with higher level of output deal compliance

* Kuwait’s KPC to spend 35 bln dinars on oil projects in 5 years

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s Aqar Real Estate Investments FY profit falls

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s NAPESCO says Al Qurain’s offer price to acquire remaining stake in co is unfair

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s Mezzan Holding FY profit falls

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Bahrain’s BMMI FY profit falls

* BRIEF-Bahrain Islamic Bank FY profit falls

* BRIEF-Bahrain’s Inovest posts FY profit

Reporting by Dubai Newsroom

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