HOLD-MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – May 21

May 21, 2014

DUBAI, May 21 (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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia spooked by Wall Street loss, dollar dips

* Brent rises on Libya, pulls U.S. oil up despite stocks

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai tumbles to 6-wk low; Saudi lacklustre on listings pipeline

* Gold steady below $1,300; platinum gains on supply worries

* Libya proposes June election as crisis escalates

* Tunisia to raise petrol prices by 6.3 percent in next few days

* Iran says Kuwait’s emir to visit, turn “new page” in ties

* Time to embrace the Internet, Iran president says

* Lufthansa CEO: state-owned carriers ‘global game-changer’


* Egypt’s FIHC seeking sunflower oil and soyabean oil – trader


* Regulator backs ADIB purchase of Barclays UAE unit – CEO

* Emirates would mull A380 order if Airbus revamps jet – exec


* Saudi’s Dar Al Arkan plans benchmark 5-yr dollar sukuk, to price this week – leads

* Saudi wheat silos with 60,000 T capacity to come on stream in 2015

* Saudi central bank sees gradual easing of inflation continuing in second quarter


* Kuwait’s Global swings to a profit in Q1 as fees grow


* Oman central bank says stress tests show banking system resilient to shocks


* Bahrain’s Gulf Air says losses halve after restructuring (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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