October 20, 2019 / 4:45 AM / 2 months ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - October 20

DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - 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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar weakens on Brexit, shares sapped by weaker China growth

* Oil falls as China economic concerns outweigh rising refinery runs

* PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as concerns on Brexit, trade war linger

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares end higher as banks jump; Dubai falls over 1%

* Saudi Aramco delays planned IPO until after earnings update -sources

* EXCLUSIVE-Surprise Syria truce hinged on Turkey’s deadline demand-top official

* Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows over economic corruption

* Global watchdog gives Iran until Feb to tighten anti-money laundering rules


* Egypt to press ahead with sale of stakes in state companies - govt adviser

* Shell aims to operate Egypt concessions in H2, 2020

* Egypt signs agreement with Euroclear to widen its domestic debt investors


* EXCLUSIVE-Aramco makes relatively little from foreign refining-documents

* Saudi Arabia lowers quarterly domestic gasoline prices - statement

* MEDIA-Nick Candy woos Saudi fund over Capco bid - Sunday Times

* EWEC and ACWA Power seal $868.6 mln desalination project


* Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala eyes debt market, weighs SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 - CEO

* Boeing 777X delays may affect Emirates fleet plans - Clark

* DAMAC says pause needed for Dubai real estate recovery


* Qatar approves minimum wage law, scraps worker exit permits

* Qatar’s dairy company Baladna to raise around $392 mln in IPO

* Fitch Says Qatari Banks Face Asset Quality Pressure But Easing Funding Risk

* In wake of Delta deal, Qatar Airways says could consider raising LATAM stake

* Qatar Airways says may convert orders for Boeing 777-8 jet to 777-9

* A sham Qatar deal could have cost ex Barclays exec $64 mln, court hears


* Kuwait says talks with Saudi to restart Neutral Zone oil output ongoing


* Bahrain making good progress on fiscal balance plan -finance minister

* Bahrain’s Batelco Announces Official Launch Of BNET


* S&P says Oman ratings affiremd at ‘BB/B’; outlook negative

* Oman Oil Marketing 9-Month Group Profit Falls (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom;)

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