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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - March 25

  • 25 March, 2015

DUBAI, March 25 (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-U.S. stocks sag as euro equities, dollar gain MKTS/GLOB

* Oil prices steady, but inventory build drags O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Land tax plan shakes up Saudi market; ruler's return boosts Oman ID:nL6N0WQ2WY

* PRECIOUS-Gold firm near 2-1/2 week high on U.S. rate expectations ID:nL3N0WR06A

* China pushes Iran again to reach nuclear deal with world powers ID:nL3N0WR0KY

* Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border - U.S. officials ID:nL2N0WQ2EI

* Jordan signs $10 billion nuclear power plant deal with Russia ID:nL6N0WQ4WS

* France tells UN 'insufficient' progress in Iran nuclear talks ID:nL2N0WQ26N

* Obama says two-state deal unlikely after Israeli leader's comments ID:nW1N0UV002

* Morocco keeps main interest rate flat, plans Islamic interbank market ID:nL6N0WQ2ZK

* U.N. proposes "presidential council" to Libyan rival factions ID:nL6N0WQ3RP

* Hadi forces check Houthi push towards Yemen's Aden ID:nL6N0WQ2L8

* Canada says it will bomb Islamic State "safe havens" in Syria ID:nL2N0WQ0PX

* Global demand to help oil prices despite U.S. glut-senior Gulf OPEC delegate ID:nL6N0WQ2U8

* EU set to re-impose sanctions on more Iranian shipping companies ID:nL6N0WQ2IW

* Libya oil production currently around 490,000 bpd -industry source ID:nL6N0WQ210

TURKEY

* Turkish court orders investigation over spat in AK Party ID:nL6N0WQ2OJ

* Fitch cautions Turkey against trying too hard for economic growth ID:nL6N0WQ36R

* Turkey's Sabanci Holding cement unit sees 2015 sales rising 10-15 pct ID:nL6N0WQ264

* Turkey's central bank says food prices, forex rates key inflation risks ID:nI7N0WQ000

* Turkey's Akbank mandates banks for potential eurobond issue ID:nL6N0WQ1OG

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Aabar Investments announces 2 bln-euro Unicredit bonds placing ID:nL6N0WQ3OP

* UAE central bank expands Islamic banks' access to its funds ID:nL6N0WQ3CN

* UAE emirate Ras al-Khaimah launches $1 bln 10-yr sukuk -leads ID:nL6N0WQ256

* UAE's Shah gas project seen achieving full capacity in Q2 ID:nL6N0WQ1G1

* Emirates narrows price guidance for U.K.-guaranteed sukuk, pricing Weds ID:nL6N0WQ1HM

* National Bank of Fujairah issues 500 mln dirham tier 1 capital ID:nL6N0WQ0PS

* Dubai builder Arabtec wins $283 mln contract from Saudi Aramco ID:nL6N0WQ074

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi to reward inspectors for uncovering labour law violations ID:nL6N0WQ26Z

* Saudis claw back global market share with oil output push ID:nL6N0WQ1B9

* Saudi Ma'aden shuts down ammonia plant after cooling facility fault ID:nL6N0WQ0GI

QATAR

* French builder Vinci to sue over claims of forced labour in Qatar ID:nL6N0WQ19Y

* Al Jazeera sports arm in talks for Turkey's Digiturk - sources ID:nL6N0WQ4CI

OMAN

* Mill in Oman buys about 60,000 tonnes Russian wheat -trade ID:nL6N0WQ31U

KUWAIT

* Moody's assigns Baa3(hyb) rating to Additional Tier 1 securities of NBK Tier 1 Financing Limited ID:nMDYbt29Qf

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

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