MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters


Aug 23 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 stocks edge up, dollar dips as markets
await Fed clues

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region hit by lower oil, Fed worries;
Dubai’s DSI sinks

* Oil prices fall as analysts say market still oversupplied

* Gold steady as markets await U.S. rate hike clues

* Russia says future use of Iran air base depends on Syria
circumstances

* British contractor killed in mine-filled Iraqi city

* Egypt wheat commission submits corruption report amid
calls for minister to resign

* UAE to provide Egypt central bank with 6-year, $1 bln
deposit

* Egypt central bank sells 651.9 million euros in T-bills

* In Egypt, IMF deal brings austerity few can afford

* Iran says will open new chapter in relations with Cuba

* Iran to start using new oil and gas contract

* Arms sales to Saudi “illicit” due to civilian deaths in
Yemen

* Iraq’s new oil minister sticks by demand to review foreign
contracts

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* EXCLUSIVE-Dubai’s Drake & Scull to review business, seek
new investors

* Dubai’s Nakheel says has finished $16 billion recovery
from crisis

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi annual inflation slips to 3.8 pct in July

* Saudi Arabia to discuss energy cooperation with China,
Japan – SPA

* Saudi’s Sipchem says production back to normal

KUWAIT

* Kuwait May bank lending growth slows to 6.5 pct

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain’s GFH says may buy control of Bank Al Khair

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters}

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