October 2, 2019 / 6:06 AM / 21 days ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - Oct 2

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares at 1-month low on U.S. manufacturing shock

* Oil prices rise after surprise fall in U.S. crude stocks

* PRECIOUS-Gold inches down on profit taking, slowdown fears support metal

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Financials lead Egypt higher as banks weigh on Saudi

* Saudi says Iran’s remark on messages to its president “not accurate”

* Iran parliament speaker welcomes Saudi Crown Prince desire for talks - Al Jazeera

* Iran sentences man to death for spying for the CIA

* INTERVIEW-Saudi prince seeks to dodge blame for Khashoggi killing -UN expert

* Algeria to slash spending, seek foreign debt

* Tunisian presidential candidate to stay in jail, testing democracy

* Lebanon c.bank introduces steps to provide dollars for key imports

* Iraqi police open fire, use tear gas and water cannon to disperse Baghdad protests

EGYPT

* Egypt’s GASC seeks wheat for Nov. 5-15 and/or Nov. 15-25 shipment

* Egyptian financial services group Pioneers Holding plans three-way split

* Egypt’s net foreign reserves rise to $45.118 bln in September - C. Bank

* Egypt stock exchange in venture with supply ministry on commodities exchange

* Egypt says restored food subsidies to nearly 2 million after Sisi tweets

* Egypt’s M2 money supply rises 11.78% year-on-year in August - c.bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia’s high-speed Haramain train service to resume within 30 days

* U.S. commander discusses Iran with Saudi naval commander

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE consumer price index falls 2.04% in August y/y

* UAE’s ADNOC selects ICE for its Murban crude oil futures - sources

QATAR

* Qatar central bank says sells 600 million riyals of T-bills (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom;)

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