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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 18

  • 18 March, 2015

DUBAI, March 18 (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-Asia stocks dip on nerves before Fed, dollar treads water MKTS/GLOB

* Brent falls towards $53 after U.S. crude stocks rise; weaker dollar limits fall O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Weak oil weighs on Gulf mkts; Q4 hopes support Egypt ID:nL6N0WJ37K

* MIDEAST MONEY-Outperforming Dubai fund sees upside in Gulf markets ID:nL6N0WH0OF

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 4-month low ahead of Fed outcome ID:nL3N0WJ3FR

* U.S., eyeing Iranian arms in Iraq, warns on sectarian tensions ID:nL2N0WJ1J3

* Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift ID:nL2N0WK01D

* Libya's recognised government says oil sales must go through eastern firm ID:nL6N0WJ3II

* Jordan airline posts deeper loss due to regional unrest ID:nL6N0WJ3R5

* Iran, US line up technical options as push for deal intensifies ID:nL6N0WJ1ZY

* Algeria seeks more oil-exporter cooperation on price drop ID:nL6N0WJ3RJ

* Tunisia to start economic rescue plan, sees 7 pct growth in 5 years ID:nL6N0WI4UR

* Turkey's central bank leaves rates unchanged, resists political pressure ID:nL6N0WJ1BG

* Africa builds an appetite for Islamic finance, says IDB unit ID:nL6N0WJ25B

* Fuel oil supply from West to climb to two-month high in April ID:nL3N0WI3MR

EGYPT

* Egyptian policeman charged over protest shooting captured on film ID:nL6N0WJ21Z

* Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors ID:nL6N0WJ3M5

* Egypt to import 35 cargoes of LNG from Russia's Gazprom ID:nL6N0WJ3BI

* Egypt, Arabtec near agreement on $40 bln housing project -govt ID:nL6N0WI2NV

* Egypt's Oriental Weavers posts 2.3 pct rise in 2014 net profit ID:nL6N0WJ1FT

* G20 sets sights on sukuk for infrastructure financing ID:nL6N0WI03M

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Emirates airline says will rebuff U.S. allegations, seeks apology ID:nL6N0WJ4IY

* SNC-Lavalin awarded EPCM contract by Emirates Global Aluminium ID:nASB09C00

* Dragon Oil says approached by largest shareholder ID:nL3N0WJ510

* Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah to meet investors from Thurs for sukuk issue ID:nL6N0WJ0UW

* Dubai's Daman Investments aims to launch IPO within weeks ID:nL6N0WJ0E7

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's Savola says has all approvals for packaging unit sale ID:nL6N0WJ349

* Saudi's PetroRabigh signs $5.2 bln loan for expansion ID:nL6N0WJ1B2

QATAR

* TABLE-Qatar February inflation 0.1 pct m/m; housing weight in index cut ID:nL6N0WJ2HV

* Qatar National Bank says signs $3 bln three-year loan ID:nL6N0WJ2E5

KUWAIT

* Kuwait renews $1 bln jet fuel, gasoil supply deals with BP ID:nL6N0WJ366

* Kuwait considering imposing corporate tax -KUNA ID:nL6N0WJ0D9

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's BBK launches $400 mln 5-yr dollar bond ID:nL6N0WJ1S2

* Investcorp buys U.S. residential properties for about $300 mln ID:nL6N0WJ0KQ

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

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