MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 26
DUBAI, March 26 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.
TOKYO Japan's government will hold a strategy meeting on Japanese hostages in Algeria at 0230 GMT, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.
Japanese engineering firm JGC Corp. (1963.T) said in a statement that it would not comment the number of its employees kidnapped or the location of the incident.
The company said it was cooperating with the government and related entities to rescue employees detained in Algeria.
Jiji also reported on Wednesday that a source at JGC confirmed that five Japanese nationals had been kidnapped.
JGC is involved in gas production work at Ain Amenas in southern Algeria.
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko and Osamu Tsukimoto)
March 25 Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.