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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 24

  • 24 March, 2015

DUBAI, March 24 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares erase gains, China PMI weighs MKTS/GLOB

* Oil drops as Saudi output nears record, China demand worries drag O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai's Arabtec helps UAE outperform sluggish Gulf ID:nL6N0WP2NL

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds 4-day rally on softer dollar, U.S. rate hopes ID:nL3N0WP6SH

* MIDEAST DEBT-Oil plan to help Iraq find buyers for international bonds ID:nL6N0WP0UF

* Middle East Crude-DME Oman weakens against Dubai ID:nL3N0WP4CV

* MIDEAST MONEY-Gulf firms go Islamic as markets deepen ID:nL6N0WI04L

* White House chief demands end to 50 years of Israeli occupation ID:nL2N0WP1IW

* Eight killed in air strike as Libya government aims to recapture capital ID:nL6N0WP2IN

* Yemen minister calls for Gulf Arab military intervention ID:nL6N0WP0YH

* UN watchdog unable to conclude all nuclear material in Iran peaceful ID:nL2N0WP1BG

* Iran expands regional "empire" ahead of nuclear deal ID:nL6N0WN0LV


TURKEY

* Turkey's first nuclear plant delayed, 'not ready before 2022' ID:nL6N0WL4GW

* Erdogan's lobbying exposes fractures in Turkey's ruling party ID:nL6N0WP1L5

* Turkey expects new delays in Airbus A400M delivery ID:nL6N0WL3QU

* Turkey markets steady as growth concerns balance ratings relief ID:nL6N0WP14B

* Turkish consumer confidence slides to six-year low in March ID:nI7N0VR00O

EGYPT

* Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam ID:nL6N0WP1ZA

* Egyptian pound steady on official market, stronger on black market ID:nL6N0WP1LP

* Egypt raises gas price for DEA to $3.50 per mmBtu -oil ministry ID:nL6N0WP10W

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Aabar Investments readies bond exchangeable into Unicredit stock -source ID:nL6N0WP37J

* Secured creditors of Espirito Santo Dubai unit to get 82.7 pct payout ID:nL6N0WP2LB

* TABLE-UAE February inflation edges down to 3.6 pct ID:nL6N0WP1EO

* Emirates airline sets guidance for $913 mln UK-guaranteed sukuk ID:nL6N0WI0H1

* Dubai's Arabtec seeks to sell four Saudi units, eyes kingdom expansion ID:nL6N0WP0FQ

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia reshuffles government funds under finance ministry ID:nL6N0WP3P3

* Saudi cabinet targets housing gap with tax on undeveloped land ID:nL6N0WP3X6

* Saudis claw back global market share with oil output push ID:nL6N0WP3NW

* Saudi's Advanced Petrochemical resumes production after maintenance ID:nL6N0WP2VW

* Saudi Arabia invites Iraq's Abadi to visit in big sign of thaw ID:nL6N0WP0EG

QATAR

* Qatar Petroleum seeks rare jet fuel cargo for April ID:nL3N0WQ1IX

* Qatar's QIA to join Swiss travel retailer Dufry in bid for WDF -sources ID:nL6N0WP2K2

KUWAIT

* TABLE-Kuwait trade surplus shrinks 44 pct y/y in Q4 ID:nL6N0WP1YV

OMAN

* Oman Sultan returns in "complete health" after treatment in Germany ID:nL6N0WP3K7

* Saudi's ACWA, Mitsui win $630 mln Oman power plant deal ID:nL6N0WP1OQ

* Mill in Oman tendering to buy 60,000 tonnes wheat -trade ID:nL6N0WP1A9

* Omantel gets shareholder assent for $130 mln sukuk issue ID:nL6N0WP063

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

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