October 30, 2018 / 3:25 AM / 18 days ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - October 30

DUBAI, Oct 30 (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-Asian stocks fragile as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi extends gain after earnings, banks weigh on Abu Dhabi

* Brent crude prices dip on rising supply, global market woes

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks extend decline

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices edge down amid fears trade war could ramp up

* Khashoggi fiancee hits at Trump response, warns of “money” influence

* U.S. steel tariff fight stirs up a swarm of WTO litigation

* Syrian Kurds boost fight against IS in east after setback

* Turkey’s lira firms nearly one percent, extending recovery

* Lebanon closer to government as economic pressures loom

* ANALYSIS-Under the radar: Iran’s oil exports harder to track as sanctions loom

* Trump’s sanctions on Iran tested by oil-thirsty China, India

* Turkey demands truth over Khashoggi killing as Saudi prosecutor visits

EGYPT

* Egypt’s reserves of sugar sufficient for 5 months - Supply Ministry

* Egypt’s strategic wheat reserves sufficient until beginning of March - Supply Ministry

SAUDI ARABIA

* UN rights experts urge Saudi Arabia to halt six imminent executions

* HSBC sees little impact on Saudi Arabia investment after Khashoggi murder-CEO

* Saudi Arabia sells 3.25 bln riyals in domestic sukuk

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UK academic charged with spying in UAE released on bail -sources

* UAE’s strategic Fujairah grain silos 60 pct full

* Moody’s affirms the A3 IFSR of Al-Ain Insurance; outlook changed to negative from stable

* TABLE-UAE bank lending growth accelerates in September, deposits rise

* UAE’s RAK Gas signs production sharing agreement with Zanzibar

QATAR

* Qatar’s Doha Bank cuts UAE exposure with asset swaps -sources

OMAN

* At least three companies to list in Oman next year - exchange director (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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