February 13, 2017 / 3:56 AM / 7 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Feb 13

DUBAI, Feb 13 (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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen slips after Trump-Abe meet, Asian shares firm

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Firm oil boosts Saudi, Kuwait rebounds but Egypt slips

* Oil prices dip as markets remain bloated despite OPEC-led cuts

* PRECIOUS-Gold slips as dollar strengthens against yen

* UN chief affirms full support for Yemen peace envoy

* Hezbollah supports Syria ceasefire and political talks

* Netanyahu pledges to promote “responsible policies” at Trump meeting

* UAE says expects higher compliance with OPEC, non-OPEC deal

* Turkey to hold referendum on stronger presidency on April 16

* Saudi govt approves 92 bln riyals support for agriculture, water, environment

* Iraqi policeman killed in clashes with pro-Sadr protesters

* Iran allowing Syria-bound Russian planes to use airspace-report

* U.S. expresses objection to Palestinian as U.N. envoy to Libya

* Inter-Shi‘ite tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

* Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks

* Helicopter bombs vehicle amid power struggle in Yemen’s Aden

* Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria will continue to Raqqa

* ANALYSIS-Trump’s hostility to help keep Iran’s Rouhani in office, but make his life harder

* INTERVIEW-Six Gulf nations aiming for simultaneous VAT adoption in January -UAE official

EGYPT

* Foreigners support rally on Egyptian treasuries, pushing yields lower

* Egypt’s GASC says seeking at least 30,000 tonnes soyoil in tender

* Egypt’s Al Nouran sugar to start operations in May

* Yields drop on Egypt’s three, nine-month T-bills in weekly auction

SAUDI ARABIA

* BUZZ-Shares in Kingdom Holding surge on Disney share swap

* Saudi govt approves 92 bln riyals support for agriculture, water, environment

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai’s troubled Arabtec working with boutique investment bank Moelis -sources

* Dubai’s DP World not concerned about Trump protectionist policies

* INTERVIEW-Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar operating at full capacity

* UAE says expects higher compliance with OPEC, non-OPEC deal

QATAR

* BRIEF-Qatar Islamic Insurance FY profit falls

* TABLE-Qatar January inflation falls to 1.2 pct on food prices

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait December bank loan growth slowest since January 2012

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s Zain says Ministry of Electricity and Water awards contract worth 22 mln dinars

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman January inflation rises to 1.8 pct on transport, housing

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain’s sugar refinery stopped production in October - source

Reporting by Dubai Newsroom

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