MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Mar 30 – Reuters UK

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DUBAI, March 30 Here are some factors that may
affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not
verified the press reports and does not vouch for their


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares and bonds rally, dollar off as
Yellen strikes cautious stance

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi falls after weak data, most bourses

* Oil prices rebound on less than expected build in stocks

* Dovish Yellen, softer dollar support gold near $1,240

* Iran missile tests were ‘in defiance of’ U.N. resolution
-U.S., allies

* Obama to hold informal talks with Turkey’s Erdogan as ties
show strain

* Iraqi PM asks parliament to clarify stance on
corruption-fighting cabinet

* Syria’s Assad says military gains will speed up political

* IMF says Iraq could secure 3-year standby deal by June

* SNC Lavalin expecting record Middle East energy revenues

* Newly displaced feel joy and fear as Iraqi army returns
ahead of Mosul campaign

* War in Yemen kills many children, leaves others
malnourished – UNICEF

* Iran expects to attend Doha oil meet, but not talk about
freeze- source

* Security concerns send Turkish foreign visitor arrivals

* Iranian expats hard to woo as Western firms seek foothold
in Iran

* Emerging market March inflows rise to 21-mth highs – IIF


* EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed,
suspect arrested

* Family of slain Italian student demands strong response to

* Egypt Central bank sells $120 mln at regular FX auction


* Saudi Binladin Group workers demand unpaid wages

* Saudi’s Murjan buys London building for 85 mln pounds

* Saudi’s Savola says EBRD will invest $100 mln in Egypt

* Shrinking Saudi money supply points to slowing economy

* Investcorp said to plan IPO of Saudi gym operator Leejam
Sports – Bloomberg

* TABLE-Saudi money supply shrinks in Feb, first in over a

* Saudi c.bank net foreign assets fall 1.7 pct m/m in Feb


* Al-Futtaim to close 10 or more stores in
Singapore-Business Times

* Fire hits UAE residential towers, five injuries reported


* Shareholder in Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways weighs stake sale

* Kuwait says agrees with Saudi to restart Khafji oilfield


* Qatar’s Ahli Bank to meet investors for potential dlr bond

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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