June 29, 2017 / 2:54 AM / 5 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - June 29

DUBAI, June 29 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar upended by rates reversal, stocks unfazed for now

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai underperforms, Egypt’s TMGH jumps on appointment of CEO

* Oil rises for 6th session, buoyed by U.S. output decline

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady as dollar hovers near 10-mth lows

* Middle East Crude-Abu Dhabi grades up after BP buys Upper Zakum, raises Murban bid

* U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

* U.S. sets criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim countries -AP

* Widespread uncertainty as U.S. travel ban start looms

* LPC-EMEA syndicated loans hit by emerging markets slump

* Global borrowing hits record as big central banks prepare to tighten credit

* “Last-chance” Cyprus peace talks open in Swiss Alps

* ANALYSIS-Despite weak oil prices, OPEC still pockets more dollars

* Gazprom group may sell assets in Turkey - Kommersant


* Egypt to keep customs exchange rate at 16.5 pounds/dlr in July

* Egypt M2 money supply up 39.4 pct at end of May - central bank


* Saudi CDS hits 5-1/2-month high as spat with Qatar rumbles on


* TABLE-UAE’s Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended June 26

* Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered - UAE envoy

* UAE’s Arabtec Holding completes recapitalisation programme


* U.N. rapporteur, media watchdog slam Qatar-based Al Jazeera closure demands

* Qatar riyal FX market in chaos but bankers believe peg still solid

* Qatar says FIFA report vindicates integrity of 2022 bid

* Platts proposes removing restrictions on Qatar crude from July


* Bahrain-based GIB gains retail banking licence for digital venture (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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