MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – July 16 | Reuters – Reuters


DUBAI, July 16 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-Asia shares mostly higher after Greek vote,
dollar up after Yellen

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets edge up ahead of Eid holidays

* Oil prices rise after U.S. stock draw, high refinery
demand

* Gold holds near 4-month low as U.S. rate hike looms

* Rice: Iran cannot avoid inspections of suspicious sites

* Obama: Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war

* Saudi-backed Yemen forces take Aden port from Houthis –
residents

* Iran c.bank signals no big rial appreciation after nuclear
deal

* Carmakers vie for pole position in post-sanctions Iran

* How to spend $100 bln? Policy headaches loom for Iran

* Gulf carriers impact to be minimal from U.S. Ex-Im
shutdown

* Tunisia gets $230 million World Bank loan to link
interior, cities

* Iran’s NIOC ordered to raise output from all oilfields
-newspaper

* Iran’s oil return a game changer for OPEC, but not for now

* Demand grows for Islamic finance body IILM sukuk

TURKEY

* Turkey’s Garanti Bank raises $190 million via
securitisation

* Is Yatirim Menkul Degerler decides to issue bonds up to
2.5 bln lira

* Turkey’s Finansbank says still aims to hold share offering

* Early election in Turkey would prolong economic risk –
finance minister

* Turkish end-2015 CPI seen at 7.71 pct – central bank
survey

* Turkish Airlines seeks up to $3 bln in loans for aircraft
financing

* Turkey opens Aliaga, Bursa power plant privatisation
tenders – Official Gazette

EGYPT

* Egypt reverses decision to halt cotton imports – cabinet

* Egyptian terrorism bill a “deadly blow to human rights”
-Amnesty

* Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue falls to $431.6 mln in
June-govt website

* Bedouins drawn into Egypt’s Islamist fight

* Moody’s raises Egypt’s banking system outlook to stable
from negative

* Egypt strategic wheat reserves to last until mid-February
– supplies ministry

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi transport plans in focus as Talgo says train
contract scrapped

* Saudi’s Jarir board proposes Q2 div of 1.46 riyals/share

* Saudi retailer Jarir Marketing Q2 profit rises 14.6 pct,
trails estimates

* Saudi media attack Iran deal as assault on Arab interests

* Arab National Bank wins approval for 2 bln riyal sukuk

* Zain Saudi Q2 net loss narrows on improved operations

* Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co cuts Q2 loss as feedstock
prices ease

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Gaussin announces 0.6 mln euros deal in Dubai ALGAU.PA

* Chief executive of Abu Dhabi’s Al Hilal Bank resigns

* Dubai’s Mashreq Q2 net profit climbs 11 pct

* ABB says to provide power, automation solutions for UAE
oilfields

* Dubai’s ENBD profit up on rising income fees, easing debt
woes

* Emirates to resume flights to Arbil in northern Iraq

KUWAIT

* Kuwait seeks death for 11 mosque bombing suspects –
newspaper

* TomTom launches traffic service in Kuwait

OMAN

* Oman central bank rejects Bank Muscat’s $1.3 bln sukuk
plan -source

* TABLE-Oman May bank lending growth eases to 9.6 pct y/y

BAHRAIN

* Man blows self up planting bomb in Bahrain – ministry

* Bahrain hits back at U.S. human rights criticism

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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