MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – May 8 – Reuters

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DUBAI May 8 Here are some factors that may
affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not
verified the press reports and does not vouch for their


* GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. shares rebound on wage data;
long-dated U.S. yields rise

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi banks lifted by end of contract
freeze for debt-laden builder

* Oil up on Canada wildfire, dollar; big weekly loss for

* Shift in Saudi oil thinking deepens OPEC split

* Gold jumps after U.S. payrolls data misses forecasts

* Iran suffers losses in Syria, Aleppo truce extended

* Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia causing collapse of Syria

* Syrian government forces try to storm prison after inmates
revolt, monitor says

* Turkish journalists jailed for five years, hours after
courthouse attack

* Small U.S. military team in Yemen to aid UAE push on al

* Bomb attack kills 7 in Yemeni city Marib – police

* Security forces shut down Baghdad to prevent Green Zone


* Eight police killed in attack on outskirts of Cairo
-Interior Ministry

* Egyptian court recommends death penalty for journalists,
Mursi verdict postponed

* Egypt buys 1.15 million tons of local wheat since April
15- cabinet statement

* Egypt’s Finance Ministry to issue $1.250 bln one year
dollar-denominated T-bill

* Egypt’s yields on 182-day, 357-day T-bills fall at auction
on Thursday


* Saudi shake-up rolls on with big reshuffle of economic

* Saudi Arabia names Khalid al-Falih energy minister to
replace Naimi

* Saudi’s Naimi cuts a lonely figure in oil battle

* NEWSMAKER-New Saudi minister is believer in reform and low
oil price

* Saudi identifies suspected Islamic State fighters killed
in raid

* Saudi bourse selects HSBC to advise it on planned 2018

* Aramco ups June Arab Light price to Asia to highest since


* Kuwait’s Burgan Bank Q1 net profit falls 18.5 pct on FX


* Bahrain’s batelco Q1 net profit falls 33 pct

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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