June 17, 2019 / 4:31 AM / a month ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - June 17

DUBAI, June 17 (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 shares edge up, trade, geopolitical tensions cap gains; focus on Fed meeting

* PRECIOUS-Gold off 14-mth peak as strong U.S. retail sales data lifts dollar

* Oil prices rise after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks extend losses on tanker attacks, Saudi banks fall

* Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in 1st appearance since

* Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response

* Iran to scale back nuclear deal commitments

* Senior EU diplomat, back from Iran, shows support for nuclear deal

* Iran government has no plans to remove oil minister - spokesman

* Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

* Former Algerian officials questioned over corruption - TV

EGYPT

* Egypt in $500 million settlement with Israel Electric Corp -statement

* Egypt’s state-owned Banque du Caire net profit surges

SAUDI ARABIA

* Yemen’s Houthis launch new attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport -Al Masirah TV

* Saudi Energy Minister hopes OPEC agrees to extend production cut “early July”

* RBS says Saudi bank merger boosts its core capital

* Saudi Arabia hires Goldman, SocGen for bond meetings in Europe - sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast (Reporting By Dubai Newsroom)

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