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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 5

  • 05 March, 2015

DUBAI, March 5 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slip, euro languishes at 11-yr low before ECB MKTS/GLOB

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets soft, Saudi investors book profits ID:nL5N0W638S

* Brent sticks above $60 as Iran news offsets bearish stockpiles O/R

* Gold rises above $1,200, but robust dollar curbs gains ID:nL4N0W71JW

* Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain ID:nL1N0W62GU

* Kerry says demanding Iran's "capitulation" is no way to secure nuclear deal ID:nL5N0W62Q6

* Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed ID:nL5N0W64LL

* Libya forces carry out second day of rival air strikes on airports ID:nL5N0W638C

* Exxon in talks with Iraq over oil agreements-CEO ID:nL1N0W61TE


TURKEY

* Turkey seeks to calm U.S. investor nerves as lira plunges ID:nL5N0W645A


EGYPT

* Egypt's cabinet approves long-awaited investment law ID:nL5N0W61XE

* Egypt's pound steady on official auction, slightly weaker on black market ID:nL5N0W63NO

* Egypt upholds police sentence over death that stirred Mubarak revolt ID:nL5N0W62BL

* Orascom Construction offers 11 pct of shares in $185 mln IPO ID:nL5N0W60KR

QATAR

* Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes ID:nL5N0W62PZ

* Qatar Air receives second Airbus A350 ID:nL5N0W62IR


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates airline president sees low-cost consolidation in Asia ID:nL5N0W650W

* Falcon Private Bank eyes acquisitions as industry consolidates ID:nL5N0W6445

* Emirates NBD schedules investor meetings ahead of potential bond ID:nL5N0W62UO

* Abu Dhabi to shut two LNG trains for maintenance from March 15-sources ID:nL5N0W62PU

* UAE emirate Ras al-Khaimah eyes sovereign sukuk issue - sources ID:nL5N0W62GA

* Abu Dhabi, Japanese firms in $300 mln steel pipe venture ID:nL5N0W61T4

* Dubai's Aramex proposes 14 pct cash dividend for 2014 ID:nL5N0W6068


SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi shipper Bahri plans 3.9 bln riyal, 10-year sukuk issue ID:nL5N0W61NG

* Saudi Arabia, South Korea sign MOU on nuclear power ID:nL5N0W61GM

* Saudi's Alkhabeer to expand capital markets business, apply for listing ID:nL5N0W605U

* Sedco Capital prepares feeder fund before Saudi market opening ID:nL5N0W600Z

* Saudi Arabia regulator to resume trade in Mobily shares on Thursday ID:nL5N0W60E0

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

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