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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 29
August 29, 2017 / 4:42 AM / 3 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - August 29

DUBAI, Aug 29 (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-Stocks tumble, yen gains after N.Korea fires missile over Japan

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi banks strong before FTSE upgrade decision, Egypt rebounds

* Flooding knocks out U.S. refineries, crude hit by supply disruptions

* PRECIOUS-Gold climbs to 9-1/2 month high as North Korea tensions escalate

* INTERVIEW-In Syrian skies, U.S. pilots learn how fast air war can morph

* Netanyahu: Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon

* Car bomb kills eight at Baghdad market - medics

* EXCLUSIVE-U.S.-backed Raqqa battle should end in two months, says senior SDF commander

EGYPT

* Egypt to lower customs exchange rate to 16 pounds from Sept. 1

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

* Egypt to decide on fate of Romanian wheat cargo after Eid holiday

* Average yields fall on Egypt’s five- and 10-year T-bonds

* Germany and Egypt agree deal to stem migrant flow

SAUDI ARABIA

* Dow Chemical plans to boost stake in Sadara JV to 50 pct

* Saudi says it’s prepared to handle any stampede or disease at haj

* MEDIA-Saudi Arabia, Russia pushing for three-month extension to oil cut deal - WSJ

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Grappling with debt, UAE’s JBF RAK in talks to sell Belgian plant -sources

* BRIEF-Shuaa Capital initiates procedures for securities business Egypt re-entry

* BRIEF-flydubai H1 loss widens

QATAR

* Qatar may cut capital spending because of sanctions (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom)

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