September 13, 2017 / 3:19 AM / 9 days ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - September 13

DUBAI, Sept 13 (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 for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares lifted to 10-year high Wall St record finishes

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar slides to 52-month low, Saudi Fransi down on stake sale

* Oil prices mixed after OPEC expects higher demand, U.S. stockpile rise

* PRECIOUS-Gold steady amid firm dollar, geopolitical tensions support

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks dip, market awaits Qatari OSPs

* U.S. Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

* EXCLUSIVE-Shell to withdraw from Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield -Iraqi oil officials

* Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament

* OPEC sees higher oil demand, signs of tighter market

* Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

* Turkish treasury taps 5-year fixed-coupon bond at yield of 10.93 percent

* Algeria turns to Islamic finance, bourse to rescue ‘worrying’ economy

EGYPT

* French wheat cargo sent to Egypt prosecutor as trade row simmers

* Egypt buys 16,500 tonnes of sunflower oil at tender -trade

* Egypt aims to increase corn farming area to reduce reliance on imports

* Egypt’s net FDI rises 14.5 pct in 2016-2017 -central bank

SAUDI ARABIA

* More arrests in apparent Saudi campaign against critics -activists

* Saudi coalition investigates own air strikes, clears itself

* France’s Credit Agricole to sell Saudi bank stake to Prince Alwaleed’s firm

* Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen are war crimes

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dubai raises $1.1 billion loan for metro expansion - sources

QATAR

* Qatar, neighbours trade barbs at Arab League over boycott

* Qatar says now time to look at plan for oil beyond March

* Qatar says has not missed any oil or gas shipments since Gulf crisis

* Doha Bank cuts staff after Qatar’s rift with neighbours -sources

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain’s king issues decree reorganising National Security Agency (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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