May 21, 2017 / 3:08 AM / 6 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - May 21

DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) - 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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar slides on Trump concern, but stocks rise

* MIDEAST STOCKS-MSCI shares pose main drag on Gulf as global markets skid

* Oil at one-month high, supply-cut extension expected

* PRECIOUS-Gold on track for biggest gain in five weeks

* U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits

* Decisively re-elected, Rouhani defies hardliners, pledges to open Iran

* Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

* Under siege in Washington, Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

* Saudis, United States blacklist a Hezbollah leader

* U.S. calls on Iran to halt support for ‘destabilizing forces’

* France says Rouhani re-election strengthens hope of Iran nuclear deal application

* Syrian rebels begin to leave last opposition-held Homs district

* Yemen’s Houthis say fire ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

* Yemen cholera cases could hit 300,000 within six months -WHO

* Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defence minister suspended

* Rescued migrants tell of detention, beatings, slavery in Libya

* Libyan oil production recovers partially after power outage -officials

* Thousands rally in north Morocco protest march

* Morocco phosphate ship held in Panama over Western Sahara challenge - officials

* Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoff

* Tunisia buys 92,000 T milling wheat in tender -trade

* Central bank of Libya has 0.82 pct of UniCredit after cash call

* Hapag-UASC tie-up nears completion as funding snags overcome - sources


* U.S. wheat exports to Egypt seen remaining rare despite sale

* Average yields rise on Egyptian six-month and one-year T-bills

* Egypt procured 2 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers


* Saudi Aramco: looking for opportunities to expand in U.S. over 10 years

* Saudi Aramco CEO says to sign $50 billion of deals with U.S. companies

INTERVIEW-Saudi’s ACWA Power plans late 2018 IPO, foreign as well as local listing

* Saudi Arabia tenders to purchase 1.5 mln T feed barley

* Saudi Arabia says comfortable with 2017 budget deficit

* Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world’s biggest with $93 bln of capital

* Saudi’s PIF says overseas investment to grow gradually

* Blackstone, Saudi’s PIF plan $40 bln infrastructure investment fund

* Saudi minister of finance says local debt expected to be start again Q2 or Q3

* Saudi to open militant-monitoring centre during Trump visit

* Saudi deputy economy minister says privatisation terms case-by-case


* CEO, some staff leave MidEast e-commerce venture Noon - sources

* UAE Exchange Group targets up to $300 mln in acquisitions


* ExxonMobil secures Qatari condensate for Singapore unit - sources

* Qatar says sees merits of extending oil supply cut into Q1 2018


* Patrol boat stops armed Iraqis entering Kuwaiti waters - agency


* TABLE-Oman budget deficit grew to $14.3 billion in 2016 -ministry

* Oman appoints banks ahead of debut public dollar sukuk (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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