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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 10
August 10, 2017 / 2:58 AM / 2 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 10

DUBAI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks steady, Treasury prices off highs as risk aversion settles

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region moves sideways, outperforms EM index; DXBE slides on losses

* Oil prices edge lower as market settles into range

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches down from near-two month high

* Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ North Korea remark surprised aides -officials

* U.S. envoy to U.N. will go to Vienna to review Iran nuclear activities -U.S. official

* UK export agency OKs $117 mln in finance for Iraq power projects

* Turkey’s Eximbank to provide $700 mln in new credit to small businesses, ministry says

* EMERGING MARKETS-N.Korea missile threat sparks selling across emerging markets

* Turkish banks have room to “make sacrifices” on profits, economy minister says

EGYPT

* Hilton Worldwide plans to expand in Egypt - official

* Egypt rice production to cover local needs until Oct 2018 -state agency

* Foreign oil firms’ Egypt investments $8.1 bln in 2016-2017 -minister

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi security forces flatten old quarter of Shi‘ite town

* Moody‘s: Saudi Arabia’s big-5 banks could face further profitability pressures as government tightens spending

* Saudi energy min says discussed stabilising oil market with Iraq

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Fitch: UAE Islamic Banks Affected by Higher Financing Costs and Impairment Charges

* Abu Dhabi informally boycotts western banks with big Qatari investors - FT

* Dubai builder Arabtec swings to Q2 profit, Depa investment helps

QATAR

* Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities amid Gulf boycott

* Qatar Airways says evaluating air routes opened by boycotting countries

* Qatar Airways says will receive first Airbus A350-1000 this year

* Turkey plans land route through Iran for Qatar trade -minister

KUWAIT

* Kuwait raises Sept crude price for Asia -source

BAHRAIN

* Investcorp says looking at refinancing $250 mln bond

* Investcorp aims for 10 investments across private equity, real estate (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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