July 24, 2018 / 3:17 AM / a month ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - July 24

DUBAI, July 24 (Reuters) - 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-Bonds unsettled by tightening talk, US growth outlook

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Emaar sends Dubai higher; Saudi declines

* Oil prices fall as oversupply concerns weigh

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch lower as U.S. Treasury yields rise

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks gain; spot diffs stay under pressure

* Iran dismisses angry Trump warning against threatening U.S.

* Assad advance spurs “urgent” Russia-Israel talks on Syria buffer

* Algeria’s annual inflation rises to 4.6 pct in June

* Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected Islamic State militants

* China’s SDIC to buy Nutrien’s majority stake in Arab Potash

* Uzbekistan to develop Islamic finance in bid to tap foreign markets

* Maroc Telecom posts 8.6 pct rise in first-half net profit

* Iran will resist Trump’s “psychological warfare” -senior Guards commander to ISNA

* Pompeo assails Iran’s leaders, compares them to ‘mafia’

EGYPT

* Egypt’s GASC seeks wheat for Sept. 1-10 shipment

SAUDI ARABIA

* EXCLUSIVE-General Electric’s power unit faces threat in Saudi Arabia

* Saudi Arabia evaluating four bids for $500 mln wind farm

* JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley picked to advise on Aramco’s SABIC deal - sources

* FOCUS-SABIC deal lets Saudi Arabia delay Aramco IPO, spend on growth - sources

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (1)

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (2)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q2 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Dubai Q2 earnings estimates

QATAR

* U.N. court orders UAE to lift measures against Qataris

* AccorHotels, Qatar’s Katara target Africa with new fund

* TABLE-Qatar Q2 earnings estimates

KUWAIT

* EXCLUSIVE-Kuwait sovereign fund’s UK unit buys NSMP for $1.7 bln - source

* TABLE-Kuwait Q2 earnings estimates

BAHRAIN

* TABLE-Bahrain inflation flat at 2.8 percent in June

* TABLE-Bahrain Q2 earnings estimates

OMAN

* Oman budget deficit nearly halves in Jan-May as oil income balloons

* TABLE-Oman Q2 earnings estimates (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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