MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Aug 20

DUBAI Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:14pm EDT

DUBAI Aug 20 (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-Cloudy Fed outlook looms over Asian markets

* Brent oil hit by profit-taking but supported by Egypt

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar back above 10,000; Egypt stabilises

* Turkish central bank, eager not to stifle growth, seen holding rates

* U.S., Russian officials to meet in The Hague on Syria

* Assad's forces push back rebels in Syria's Alawite mountains

* Syrian Kurd exodus to Iraq raises prospect of cross-border action

* Turkish equities fall on banking regulation changes

* Turkish companies eye stake in Serbia's Telekom

* Iran may be limiting sensitive nuclear stockpile - diplomats

* Tunisia's El Wifack plans to become Islamic bank

EGYPT

* Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader

* Egypt security forces kill journalist after curfew starts

* U.N.'s Ban 'deeply disturbed' by Muslim Brotherhood deaths in Egypt

* Sharp asks Japanese employees at partner factory outside Cairo to leave Egypt-Nikkei

* Egypt's Mubarak may be freed; US warns on Brotherhood

* Moody's downgrades Italcementi, cites worries over Egypt

* Breakingviews: Gulf aid limits West's sway on Egypt

* Egyptian lawyers call for investigation into deaths of 37 Islamists

* EU foreign ministers to discuss how to press Egypt over bloodshed

* Egyptian pound strengthens at forex sale, weakens on black market ]

* At least 24 policemen killed in blast in Egypt's Sinai, sources say

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi says to fill financial gap from any Western sanctions on Egypt

* Saudi Electricity to replace CEO with Aramco executive

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Abu Dhabi's Mubadala unit to develop oil field in Thailand

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi July inflation at 6-mth high of 1.1 pct y/y

QATAR

* Qatar government spending growth slows sharply in 2012/13

KUWAIT

* Kuwait to deport 9 Egyptians over protest against Cairo crackdown-source

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain Investcorp sells Skrill to CVC Capital for 600 mln euros

* Bahrain's Arcapita sells 3PD Holding to XPO Logistics

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman June bank lending growth rebounds from 3-year low

* Moody's: Oman's robust growth outlook and sound fiscal metrics support creditworthiness (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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