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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 4

  • 04 March, 2015

DUBAI, March 4 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares drift lower, India surprises with rate cut MKTS/GLOB

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets mixed on data, dividends; property stocks boost Egypt ID:nL5N0W53DM

* Brent holds above $60 after Saudi price hikes O/R

* Gold treads water near $1,200 as US dollar, data in focus ID:nL4N0W605A

* Moody's expects low oil prices to pressure GCC banks' liquidity and profits, but foresees resilience in ratings ID:nMDYbzRf6X

* MIDEAST DEBT-Oil plunge slows Gulf deposit growth, no liquidity crunch ID:nL5N0W04SZ

* U.S. Republicans pushing Iran bill despite veto threat ID:nL1N0W526G

* U.S. military's Mosul briefing inaccurate, misguided, Carter says ID:nL1N0W600X

* Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit ID:nL5N0W54OY

* Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen ID:nL5N0W551J

* Rival Libyan forces carry out air strikes, militants storm oilfield ID:nL5N0W51T1

* Iraq says discussing $6 bln bond issue with banks ID:nL5N0W52M0


TURKEY

* Turkey stock exchange to go public in bid to jump-start equity market ID:nL5N0W525K

* Turkish inflation edges up in Feb, limiting central bank's options ID:nL5N0W51BS

* Tupras posts 87% jump in Q4 net, to lift output in 2015 ID:nL5N0W51PC

* Turkey's Sabanci says planned IPO for Enerjisa to be after 2016 ID:nL5N0W524O


EGYPT

* Egypt's non-oil private sector sees sharpest contraction in 17 months in Feb ID:nL9N0OQ00G

* Egypt court defers parliamentary election -judicial sources ID:nL5N0W51TW

* Egypt's Pioneers eyes more food, real estate acquisitions ID:nL5N0W51ID

* Egypt's foreign reserves rise to $15.456 bln at end-Feb -c. bank ID:nC6N0PA01T


SAUDI ARABIA

* ANALYSIS-Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team ID:nL5N0W51G6

* King's spending boosts Saudi non-oil business growth in February -PM ID:nL9N0P7018

* Kerry visits Riyadh to soothe fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal ID:nL5N0W551Q


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE non-oil business growth slows in February -PMI ID:nL9N0P7017

* Air Berlin wins approval for Etihad codeshares for summer ID:nL5N0W53ZM

* Dubai's Emirates says adds $7.6 bln to EU GDP ID:nL5N0W53JN

* Dubai carrier flydubai 2014 net profit up 12.3 pct on expanded network ID:nL5N0W51I0

* UAE bank ADCB tightens pricing for bond; set to price on Tues - leads ID:nL5N0W52Z1

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((dubai.newsroom@reuters.com))

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