August 21, 2017 / 3:16 AM / in a year

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 21

DUBAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares barely budge amid uncertainty over Trump’s economic agenda

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf finds support from robust oil price, Egypt declines

* Oil steady as market conditions tighten despite rising US output

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady, but off 9-month highs as dollar firms

* Iraq proposes to change price benchmark for Basra crude to DME from Platts - sources

* Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

* Foreign funds for Iran’s oil sector a top priority - Oil Minister

* Libya’s Sharara oilfield shut by pipeline blockade -sources

* Syria’s Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

* Iraq starts offensive to take back Tal Afar from Islamic State

* Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for Rouhani’s new cabinet


* Average yields fall on Egypt’s three- and nine-month T-bills

* Egypt considering listing FIHC on stock exchange after restructuring -MENA


* Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading licence


* TABLE-Abu Dhabi inflation falls sharply to 1.0 percent in July

* Dubai exchange, Saudi firm plan sharia-compliant spot gold contract

* Dubai Aerospace completes AWAS acquisition, jets into top tier


* Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights-airline

* Qatar completes first co-loaded LNG deliveries


* Abu Dhabi signs with GE and Spain’s TSK for Oman’s first big wind farm

* TABLE-Oman bank lending growth picks up in June (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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