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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 28
March 28, 2017 / 2:46 AM / 9 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 28

DUBAI, March 28 (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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar recover as markets try to move past Trump’s policy stumble

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region follows global downtrend; Emaar Malls drops on bid

* Weaker dollar lifts oil futures, but soaring US output weighs

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as dollar edges up; focus on Trump agenda

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks edge down; ESPO hits lowest since Sept 2015

* Lebanon’s cabinet approves first budget in 12 years -NNA

* Turks in Germany start voting in referendum to boost Erdogan powers

* Iran’s Rouhani seeks deals with new friend Russia

* WHO demands access to Syria’s east Ghouta to bring medical aid

* Russia says will find grain buyers to replace Turkey in few months - agencies

* EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar retreat buoys emerging currencies to multi-month highs

* Turkish banking sector loans seen rising by almost half in Q1

* Deutsche Bank reduces cheque clearing in euros in Middle East


* Egypt’s 5-year bond yield inches up, 10-year down at auction

* POLL-Egypt’s central bank seen holding key interest rates on Thursday


* Saudi Arabia sweetens huge Aramco IPO with tax cut

* Saudi finance minister says cut in Aramco tax won’t hurt state finances

* Moody’s changes Dar Al Arkan’s outlook to stable from negative; affirms B1 rating


* Dubai’s Arqaam Capital launches global hedge fund in rare move

* Emirates Global Aluminium mandates US banks for IPO: sources

* Emaar Malls’ $800 mln bid for to challenge Amazon


* On the eve of Brexit, Qatar pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain

* Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

* Qatar wealth fund to open office in Silicon Valley

* QIA chief says he’s “absolutely” confident in Rosneft investment

* Qatar February trade surplus jumps 74 pct on year


* Indonesia’s Pertamina and Kuwait Petroleum end long-standing diesel term


* National Bank of Oman board elects Rawan Ahmed Al Said as chairman (Reporting by Dubai Newsroom)

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