February 5, 2018 / 2:52 AM / 3 months ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - February 5

DUBAI, Feb 5 (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-Asia shares skid as inflation spectre spooks bonds

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Region pulled down by Wall Street slide

* Oil prices fall on strong dollar, Brent near one-month low

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips on firmer dollar after positive US jobs data

* Russia steps up air raids on Syria’s Idlib province after jet shot down

* SWFs hold at least 15 pct of global alternatives market-SSGA

* Sudan central bank weakens bank trading exchange rate to 31.5 pounds to dollar

* Ryanair expands in Middle East with first Jordan flights

* No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon’s garbage mountains grow

EGYPT

* Average yields fall on Egypt’s 3- and 9-month T-bills - c.bank

* Egypt net foreign reserves rise to $38.2 bln at end-Jan

* Egypt to issue Eurobonds worth $4-5 billion within days - finance minister

* Egypt’s gas production to exceed 6 bcf before end-2018 -minister

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco keeps March Arab Light crude unchanged to Asia

* TABLE-Saudi imports resume falling in November, exports rise

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (1)

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (2)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Etihad phasing out five Boeing 777-200LRs after U.S. routes cut

* Abraaj hires KPMG to look into healthcare fund after reported row with investors

* Dubai’s Al Khaleej in $1 bln Egypt beet sugar mill deal

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q4 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Dubai Q4 earnings estimates

QATAR

* TABLE-Qatar Q4 earnings estimates

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait Q4 earnings estimates

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain deports eight to Iraq after stripping them of citizenship -rights group

* TABLE-Bahrain Q4 earnings estimates

OMAN

* TABLE-Oman Q4 earnings estimates (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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