February 20, 2018 / 4:29 AM / 2 years ago

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - February 20

DUBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slip after European surge fades, dollar edges up

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf sluggish as Waha cuts dividend; big bank boosts Egypt

* Oil markets mixed on lower Canadian flows, firmer dollar

* PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch down as dollar strengthens

* EXCLUSIVE-For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

* Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

* Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

* Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

* More than 300 migrants intercepted in boats off Libya - coastguard


* Egyptian firm to buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas

* Israel’s energy minister says gas deal to boost Israel-Egypt ties

* Average yields rise on Egyptian 3- and 7-year T-bonds

* BRIEF-Majid Al Futtaim to Open 100 Carrefour Stores in Egypt

* Egypt to set local buying price for wheat in March

* Egypt says 3 soldiers killed in campaign against militants


* For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

* Switzerland has not seen any major Saudi fund flows -Swiss Bankers Association

* Saudi foreign minister rejects Qatari proposal of EU-style security pact

* EU wheat firm as euro eases, barley traders weigh Saudi purchase

* Saudi oil exports rose slightly in December -JODI

* BRIEF-Saudi’s CMA Approves NCB’s Capital Increase

* Saudi Arabia’s SAGO buys 960,000 T barley in tender

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (2)

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q4 earnings estimates (1)


* Soccer-Arsenal extends shirt sponsorship deal with Emirates until 2024

* BUZZ-Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital drops on dividend cut


* Meridiana aims to grow passenger numbers, fleet fourfold under new owners

* TABLE-Qatar Q4 earnings estimates


* Kuwait invites Philippine president to visit amid workers row

* TABLE-Kuwait Q4 earnings estimates


* TABLE-Bahrain Q4 earnings estimates


* Oman’s ORPIC in talks for potential debut dollar bond sale - sources

* BRIEF-Omantel FY Profit Falls

* BRIEF-Samsung Engineering wins $1.03 bln order to build oil refining plant

* TABLE-Oman Q4 earnings estimates (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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