May 27, 2018 / 3:26 AM / 5 months ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - May 27

DUBAI, May 27 (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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil price fall hits energy shares, dollar rises

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar market up on foreign ownership hopes, other markets flat

* Oil prices slump as OPEC and Russia consider output boost

* PRECIOUS-Gold dips slightly as Trump says North Korea talks may continue

* Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

* OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output under U.S. pressure

* Five people dead, 40 missing in Yemen’s Socotra after cyclone

* GRAPHIC-Markets see more Turkish lira losses and more cenbank moves to support it

* Hezbollah urges supporters to stand firm in face of U.S. sanctions

* Dozens of Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire, tear gas in Gaza border protests

* U.N. urges Saudi-led coalition to speed Yemen imports, avoid starvation

* Bombs target Iraq communist party headquarters

* Algerian blogger accused of espionage sentenced to 10 years in prison

* East African migrants escape from captors in Libyan smuggling hub

* Jailed British-Iranian aid worker to face trial on security charges - Iran court head

* U.S. warns Syria of ‘firm’ measures for ceasefire violations

* Russia and Turkey ink pipeline agreement, end gas dispute

* IMF to add Islamic finance to market surveillance in 2019

EGYPT

* Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video

* Soccer-Klopp says Salah doubt for World Cup, Egypt more hopeful

* Gold miner Centamin cuts output targets on lower grade ore

* Egypt state security orders prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained for 15 days

* U.S. raises concerns over Egyptian activists’ arrests -W.House

* Egypt’s GASC buys 30,000 tonnes of soyoil, 28,000 tonnes of sunflower oil

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia to exclude German firms from govt tenders - Spiegel

* Saudi-led coalition says foils attempted attack by drone near Abha airport - Arabiya

* Saudi Arabia assures China about oil market stability, supplies - NEA

* Saudi minister Falih says Aramco IPO likely in 2019

* Saudi Arabia makes new arrest in crackdown on activists

* Saudi Arabia frees four women’s rights activists, associates say

* EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Binladin Group to be slimmed down, renamed - sources

* Saudi Arabia frees four women’s rights activists, associates say

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q1 earnings estimates (1)

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q1 earnings estimates (2)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE’s first nuclear reactor start-up delayed - operator

* UAE’s Mubadala to take stake in subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom

* TABLE-UAE central bank’s foreign assets fall in April

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q1 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Dubai Q1 earnings estimates

QATAR

* TABLE-Qatar Q1 earnings estimates

* Trump fundraiser expands U.S. lawsuit accusing Qatar of hacking his emails

KUWAIT

* BRIEF-Kuwait’s Noor Investment Sells 2.49 Pct Stake In Pakistan’s Meezan Bank

* TABLE-Kuwait Q1 earnings estimates

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain government seeks deal with parliament on new subsidy system

* Bahrain central bank’s foreign assets up in April from 7-month low

* TABLE-Bahrain Q1 earnings estimates

OMAN

* Two people dead, three missing in Oman after cyclone

* Oman Arab Bank, Alizz Islamic explore merger

* TABLE-Oman Q1 earnings estimates (Reporting By Dubai newsroom)

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