October 10, 2019 / 4:28 AM / 8 days ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - October 10

DUBAI, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks recover but anxiety over trade talks lingers

* Oil prices fall as hopes for U.S.-China trade progress wilt

* PRECIOUS-Gold at one-week high as trade talk hopes fade

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks drop as U.S.-China trade tensions mount

* Turkey opens ground assault on Syria’s Kurds; U.S. Republicans turn on Trump

* Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Turkish offensive into Syria

* Iraqi PM announces cabinet reshuffle after week of bloody protests

* Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party Ennahda to lead fractured new parliament

* Tunisian presidential candidate freed days before election

* Libya’s Ras Lanuf polyethylene plant resumes production

* Libya’s oil revenue at $16 bln in first 9 months - central bank

* Morocco reshuffles cabinet, keeps foreign and finance ministers

* Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests - researchers

* Shell still has appetite for Mideast investments, says CEO

EGYPT

* World Bank sees Egypt economy growing 5.8% in 2019/20

* Egypt dollar bonds fall in anticipation of new supply

SAUDI ARABIA

* Attacks on Saudi Aramco have no impact on IPO plans - CEO

* Several Asian refiners to get full Saudi oil supplies in November -sources

* Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan sells $600 mln in Islamic bonds

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE’s Etihad Rail awards $436 mln contract to Hitachi Rail

* TABLE-UAE’s Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct 7

QATAR

* Qatar National Bank nine-month net profit rises 4% to 11.2 bln riyals (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom;)

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