October 2, 2018 / 2:34 AM / 14 days ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - October 2

DUBAI, Oct 2 (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-Japanese stocks stretch rally, oil up as markets soak up NAFTA deal

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt falls on currency worries, Saudi and UAE rise

* Brent oil prices near Nov. 2014 highs ahead of U.S. sanctions against Iran

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges up, but NAFTA deal weighs

* Middle East Crude-DME Oman falls below Brent; Dubai edges higher

* Saudi Arabia makes $200 mln grant to Yemen central bank -state media

* Egypt and Algeria want less spending on subsidies

* Iraq parliament delays vote for country’s president

* Israel seeks to “justify another aggression” with false missile claims - Lebanon

* Fitch Downgrades 20 Turkish Banks; Outlook Negative

* Morocco and Algeria to extend gas supply contracts -Algerian minister

* StanChart braces for possible new Iran fine of about $1.5 bln - Bloomberg

* Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over parade attack

* Turkey will resist U.S. sanctions over pastor, Erdogan says

* Morocco preparing tender for $4.5 bln LNG project - minister

* Iran has no plans to cut oil output - national oil company boss

* Turkish manufacturing slides to 9-year low, economists see evidence of recession

* Rising costs take toll on new corporate, emerging market debt

* Iraq oil exports from southern ports average 3.56 mln bpd in Sept

EGYPT

* Egypt’s current account deficit narrows sharply to $6 bln in 2017-18

* ANALYSIS-Egypt faces borrowing crunch as foreign debt market sours

* Egypt’s 2017-18 current account deficit narrows by 58.6 percent to $6 bln -C.bank

* Egypt sells 904 mln Egyptian pounds of T-bonds after cancelled auctions

* Egypt’s CIRA jumps 24 percent in first day of trade -bourse

SAUDI ARABIA

* MIDEAST DEBT-Saudi Aramco may borrow up to $50 bln from banks for SABIC -sources

* Saudi Arabia denies it shelved SoftBank solar project -state news

* Saudi economist who criticised Aramco IPO charged with terrorism -activists

* Saudi Arabia admits coalition “mistakes” in targeting in Yemen

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala plans $6 bln debt reorganisation

* Moody’s places all ratings of Commercial Bank of Dubai on review for downgrade

* Dubai’s Deyaar appoints Condor Building as main contractor for Bella Rose development

* UAE’s GEM working with Perella Weinberg Partners on debt restructuring - sources

* Roberto Cavalli branches into hotel interior design with DAMAC deal

* IMF lifts UAE growth forecasts on oil, state spending

QATAR

* Qatar launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over alleged IP violation

* Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

KUWAIT

* Kuwait calls reports of drop in oil exports to U.S. “inaccurate”

* Aston Martin narrows $6 bln IPO range after investor response

BAHRAIN

* TABLE-Bahrain GDP growth picks up in Q2 as oil sector stabilises

OMAN

* Oman Oil to raise $850 million revolving loan – sources (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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