October 24, 2019 / 5:27 AM / a month ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - October 24

DUBAI, Oct 24 (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-Asian shares edge up as earnings, geopolitics sway sentiment

* Oil slips on profit-taking, weak demand outlook

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds ground as investors await clarity on Brexit

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Property shares weigh on Egypt; other Gulf markets mixed

* OPEC, allies to mull deeper oil cut amid worries over demand growth

* U.S. says supports Lebanese people’s call for action for economic reform

* Lebanon’s banks to remain shut on Thursday - statement

* Lebanon’s Bank Audi denies ties to any “illegitimate enrichment”

* Iran plans to import 3 mln tonnes of wheat

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks surge, Asia spot premium for Russian Sokol crude up

EGYPT

* Egypt’s GASC buys soyoil and sunflower oil in tenders

* POLL-Egypt’s growth seen at 5.5% in FY 2019/20, 5.7% next FY

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi’s Bank Aljazira Q3 Profit Rises

* MUFG Signs Agreement With SAGIA To Promote Japanese Investment In Saudi

* Saudi Arabia’s SALIC says looking at Black Sea grain terminal

* Saudi Investment Bank Qtrly Profit Falls

* Saudi Arabia raises $2.5 billion with sukuk - ministry

* Aramco listing was delayed to rope in anchor investors -sources

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai’s Averda hires banks to arrange $325 mln bond- document

* UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to raise $600 mln with green dollar sukuk

* Damac Properties Dubai Acquires Two Plots For 285 Mln Dirhams

* National Bank Of Ras Al Khaimah Q3 Profit Rises

* UAE’s Wahat Al Zaweya Says Ownership In Gulf Navigation Declines To 6.9%

* UAE’s Etisalat Q3 Profit Flat At 2.29 Bln Dirhams

* UAE’s Fujairah oil inventory data for week ended Oct 21

QATAR

* Qatar Electricity And Water Nine-Month Profit Falls

* Qatar’s Commercial Bank still looking to sell United Arab Bank stake

* Qatar’s United Development Reports 9-Month Profit Of 343 Mln Riyals

* Orascom Investment In Talks With Qatari Diar To Invest In Real Estate Sector

KUWAIT

* Kuwait’s Alimtiaz Q3 Profit Falls

* Kuwait’s KIPCO Issues $500 Mln Bonds

* Kuwait’s Gulf Bank Q3 Profit Falls

* Ooredoo Kuwait Q3 Profit Rises

* Kuwait’s audit body warns against depletion of sovereign fund assets

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain Family Leisure 9-Month Loss Widens

* Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank Q3 Profit Rises

* National Bank Of Bahrain 9-Month Profit Rises

OMAN

* Oman could allow third-party airlines to operate domestic flights

* Oman crude spot premium jumps to $3.92/bbl, highest since at least 2014 -data (Compiled by Dubai Newsroom;)

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