MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 15
DUBAI, Mar 15 (Reuters) - Here are factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * Departing Goldman banker slams 'rip-off' culture * U.S. crude prices strengthen on economic optimism * GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares ease on China growth worry, dollar stays firm * Obama, Cameron discussed tapping oil reserves * Developed economies to pick up steam in 2012-POLL * Syria marks anniversary of uprising,violence grows * West wins fresh Saudi oil supply pledge * Ahmadinejad grilled by hostile Iran parliament * MIDEAST WEEKAHEAD-UAE uptrend looks fragile; Egypt hopes for IMF loan * French BNP Paribas to grow Mideast revenues * MIDEAST MONEY-Cautiously, tiny Algeria exchange to open to foreigners UAE * IMF sees UAE GDP growth slowing to 2.3 pct in 2012 * Dubai Investments mulls $272 mln Islamic bond issue * Dubai's DIFCI seeks $1 bln loan to repay sukuk-sources * U.S. hedge fund wins claim against Dubai's Drydocks * UAE's TAQA sees 2012 capex at $2.0-2.2 bln * UAE 2012 inflation won't exceed 2 pct-minister EGYPT * Egypt street traders cash in on revolutionary spirit * Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for May 1-10 shipment SAUDI * Saudi Arabia says it has closed its embassy in Syria * NCB Capital cuts Saudi Investment Bank, Arab National Bank BAHRAIN * Bahrain opposition may be losing touch with the youth (Compiled by Gulf bureaux)
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