MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 15 – Reuters

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DUBAI Feb 15 Here are some factors that may
affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not
verified the press reports and does not vouch for their


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares mostly firm, China sets yuan

* Oil edges down, pares Friday’s jump of over 10 pct

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt sink but UAE, Qatar climb

* Gold dips for second day as stocks gain; China return eyed

* OPEC members increasingly keen to end oil glut -Nigeria
oil minister

* Obama urges Russia to stop bombing “moderate” Syria rebels

* Defying global slump, Iran stocks soar on sanctions relief

* Iran offers mining riches post-sanctions, but investors

* FACTBOX-Iran’s mineral wealth spans gold to zinc


* Months after announcing it, Egypt backtracks on farmer
subsidy reform

* Egypt to pay local farmers 420 Egyptian pounds per ardeb
of wheat

* Sigma to launch Egypt’s exchange for grains trading – CEO

* Egyptian pound steady at forex sale, weaker on black

* Egyptian court reverses policeman’s jail sentence for
killing activist

* Egypt’s CIB accepts final OTMT offer for CI Capital
-market sources


* Saudi sovereign fund Sanabil buys 20 pct of Almana General

* Saudi central bank raises loan-to-deposit ratio -sources

* Saudi troop deployment in Syria up to US-led coalition
-foreign minister

* Saudi Arabia says Switzerland to handle its consular
affairs in Iran

* No date set for Saudi king’s visit to Russia-SPA


* UAE’s Dana Gas swings to Q4 profit on RWE arbitration gain

* UAE lender ADIB Q4 profit up 16.6 pct, raises dividend

* UAE’s Etisalat Q4 net profit rises 2.7 pct

* UAE telco du Q4 net profit falls 10.1 pct

* Dubai contractor Drake & Scull Q4 net profit jumps

* UAE soldier killed in Yemen fighting – state news


* BP extends scope of Khazzan gas field development in Oman

* Oman says may focus on domestic, not regional rail system


* Bahrain on path to recovery five years after revolt, says
police chief

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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