April 16, 2017 / 3:48 AM / 9 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - April 16

DUBAI, April 16 (Reuters) - DUBAI, April 16 (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-Asian shares, won move south on worries over North Korea

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Profit taking main drag as company Q1 result optimism fades

* Oil near flat in strong week for crude

* PRECIOUS-Gold heads for best week since June on Korea, MidEast jitters

* Erdogan makes final push before vote on presidential powers

* Iranian President Rouhani to seek 2nd term, faces hardline challenge

* Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills dozens outside Aleppo

* Gas pipelines to Libya’s Wafa oilfield reopened - NOC source

* Oil market rebalancing, demand expected to rise -Aramco CEO

* U.S. defense chief to visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel next week

* MEDIA-Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait aim for $60 a barrel oil price - WSJ

* Congo president’s adviser received payments from Gulf companies

* Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund could buy foreign brand or bank - Erdogan adviser

* Lavrov says Russia, US agree U.S. strikes on Syria should not be repeated - Interfax

* Iran completes long-awaited ATR turboprop aircraft deal

* Foreign investors glum on Turkey prospects post-referendum

* IEA says global oil market nears balance even as stocks rise

* EMERGING MARKETS-China data, weak dollar send EM stocks to 1-week high


* Yields on Egypt’s seven-year and three-year bonds rise

* Egypt imposes sugar export tariff of 3,000 pounds per tonne


* Saudi banks, bin Laden companies face $4.2 bln U.S. lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

* BUZZ-Shares in Saudi lender Fransi rise on Q1 earnings beat

* BRIEF-Salini Impregilo says wins $300 mln contract in Saudi Arabia


* Dubai’s Shuaa moving HQ to Abu Dhabi -sources

* Middle East Crude-Dubai stays weak ahead of Easter

* BUZZ-Brent crude’s premium to Dubai falls to lowest since Aug 2015 - data

* BRIEF-UAE’s Arabtec Holding proposed recapitalisation programme to raise 1.5 bln dirhams in equity

* BRIEF-UAE’s Bank Of Sharjah to approve renewal of issuance of $1.5 bln senior unsecured bonds


* BRIEF-Bahrain’s Alba updates on April 5 power outage, estimates production loss

* BRIEF-Outotec to deliver aluminium technology to Bahrain


* BRIEF-Gulf Petroleum Investment posts FY profit


* Bank Muscat Q1 net profit edges up 1.1 percent

* BRIEF-National Bank of Oman Q1 profit falls

* BRIEF-Bank Dhofar Q1 profit falls

Reporting By Dubai Newsroom

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