April 19, 2017 / 4:17 AM / 3 months ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - April 19

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DUBAI, April 19 (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-Sterling gets market's vote, stocks cold shouldered

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai outperforms in broad rally, most of Gulf sluggish

* Oil prices dip on bloated U.S. market, mixed Saudi signals

* PRECIOUS-Gold edges lower, but geopolitical worries support

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks steady; spot stays in discount

* U.S. to review lifting of sanctions on Iran - Tillerson

* Observer says 2.5 mln Turkish referendum votes could have been manipulated

* Tunisia says central bank to gradually weaken dinar, lift exports

* Morocco to start liberalising dirham by June -cenbank

* Post-sanctions Iran helps planemakers solve 'orphan jet' problem

* Turkey to prioritise economy, including inflation, finance minister says

* China to gather friends for biggest summit of year on New Silk Road

Egypt

* IMF lowers 2016-17 growth forecast for Egypt to 3.5 percent

* Foreign currency inflows for Egyptian banks at $19.2 bln since flotation -central bank

* Cairo-based African Export-Import Bank asks proposals for dollar bond – sources

Saudi Arabia

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q1 earnings estimates

* Saudi's Arab National Bank posts Q1 profit of 768 mln riyals

* Saudi oil exports drop in February on OPEC cut deal - JODI data

* Saudi likely to resume local debt issues in next month or two -finance minister

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia sees third Y/Y month of deflation in March

* Saudi's National Commercial Bank Q1 net profit up 2.7 pct

* TAV Havalimanlari Holding consortium starts talks with GACA for a concession contract of two airports in Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q1 earnings estimates

* Arabtec pursuing cases against former management, says chairman - newspaper

* Investment bank Houlihan Lokey to open Dubai office

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi March inflation rises to 2.6 percent

* Evercore hires Middle East adviser, to open Dubai office

* Dubai's Emaar to reopen burned out hotel in Q4

* Dubai's Arabtec shareholders approve rights issue plan - sources

* Emirates says traveller numbers from US to Iran, Indian Subcontinent slip

* National Bank Of Fujairah Q1 profit falls

* TABLE-Dubai Q1 earnings estimates

Qatar

* TABLE-Qatar Q1 earnings estimates

* Qatar government has no plans for international bond, sukuk issue this year –official

* Qatar's CBQ Q1 net profit slumps on bad debt charges

Kuwait

* TABLE-Kuwait bank loan growth picks up slightly in February

* TABLE-Kuwait Q1 earnings estimates

Bahrain

* Bahrain's Al Baraka Banking Group planning dollar sukuk issue -sources

* TABLE-Bahrain Q1 earnings estimates

* Exiled cleric points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain

Oman

* Alara Resources says it is discussing a potential public private partnership with Haya Water

* TABLE-Oman Q1 earnings estimates (Reporting By Dubai Newsroom)

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