MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 16 – Reuters

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DUBAI Feb 16 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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares extend gains as investor fears

* U.S. crude jumps as big producers set for Doha meet

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Loan-deposit shift boosts Saudi; most
markets firm

* MIDEAST MONEY-Defying global slump, Iran stocks soar on
sanctions relief

* Gold keeps losses as equities rebound dents safe-haven

* Oil powers fly to Doha for private pow-wow as $30 crude
woes mount

* Russia asks UN Security Council to discuss Turkish
shelling in Syria

* Missiles in Syria kill 50 as schools, hospitals hit;
Turkey accuses Russia

* Iraqi PM offers to pay Kurds’ salaries in exchange for oil

* Lebanon presidency deadlock persists as Hariri stands by

* Samples confirm Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq

* Nearly 5,700 buildings in Iraq’s Ramadi need repair, U.N.

* Samarra’s Sunnis fear displacement a decade after Iraq
shrine attack

* Moody’s says Jordanian banks see improving operating
conditions but risks remain

* Iran expects Japan’s oil purchases to reach pre-sanctions
levels -Shana

* In Syrian war, a bigger role for Russian strategists

* Iran aims to buy 9 mln tonnes of domestic wheat – Press TV


* Egypt rejects U.S. soybean cargoes -traders

* Egypt raises deposit cap to $1 million for exporters

* Beltone manages 10 merger and acquisitions, seeks to boost

* Egypt’s 5- and 10-year bond yields rise slightly at

* Egyptian pound falls to 9 against dollar in black market

* Italy’s Eni invested $4 bln on first phase of Zohr gas
field -Egyptian official

* Saudi to supply Egypt with monthly 800,000 T of oil
products for 3 months -EGPC official

* Egypt’s CIB agrees to sell CI Capital for $118 million


* Saudi business leader asks king to aid building firms

* Moody’s downgrades Dar Al Arkan’s rating to B1; negative

* Saudi’s Arabian Cement cuts H2 dividend

* Saudi Electricity expands sukuk programme to $2.5 bln


* UN experts condemn trial of foreign nationals in the UAE,
call for release

* UAE names Sultan al-Jaber general manager of ADNOC

* Nakheel seeking 5 bln dirhams loan, first sizable
borrowing since crisis

* UAE’s Aldar Properties manages stock release as market

* Al Noor Hospitals says merger with Mediclinic completed

* Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties to extend debt maturities


* Kuwait c.bank engineers ease of pressure on dinar -bankers

* Kuwait’s KIPCO says Q4 net profit rises 10.7 pct


* Petroleum Development Oman to borrow abroad, minister says

* Oman Oil Co to restructure to support expansion


* Four U.S. journalists detained in Bahrain -journalists

* Bahrain’s Batelco Q4 net profit gains 2.4 pct

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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