August 6, 2018 / 4:16 AM / 4 months ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - August 6

DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks cheer move by China’s central bank, but trade war weighs

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf insurers jump on Q2 results, petchems down on oil

* Oil prices rise after Saudi output dips, U.S. drilling stalls

* PRECIOUS-Gold extends recovery as dollar steadies

* White House to detail implementation of new Iran sanctions Monday -Pompeo

* IranAir gets five more ATR regional planes before sanctions

* Iran Guards says it held Gulf drills as U.S. tensions rise

* Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing: newspaper, rebel group

* EXCLUSIVE-Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document

* Iran holds ex-central bank deputy, judiciary says

* Iran eases currency rules, hoping to buoy rial ahead of sanctions

* Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

EGYPT

* Italy praises Egypt over ongoing investigation into student’s death

* Egyptian forces kills 52 militants in Sinai - military

* Egyptian company to start gas imports from Israel next year, sources say

* Egypt’s GASC seeking soyoil, sunflower oil in tender

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists’ release

* Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat - IRNA

* BRIEF-Saudi Exchange Reports 276.7 Mln Riyals In Foreigners Net Sales Last Week

* BUZZ-Stocks in Saudi’s Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair soar on Q1 profit rise

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* BRIEF-United Arab Bank Concludes $185 Mln Financing

* BRIEF-ADIB Finances AED 195 Mln Acquisition Of Travelodge Hotel

* BRIEF-RAK Properties H1 Profit Falls

QATAR

* Qatar lowers July Marine and Land crude OSP - document

BAHRAIN

* BRIEF-Investcorp Bank Exits Gulf Cryo (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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