Factors to watch – February 9

Factors to watch – February 9

DUBAI, Feb 9 (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-Asian stocks track Wall St tech rally, U.S. yields cling to highs

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* Oil prices climb after API data shows surprise drop in U.S. stocks

* PRECIOUS-Gold near 2-week high as inflation risks buoy appeal read more

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses end mixed in trade; Dubai index ends up 0.8% read more

* All options on the table to address high oil prices, White House says read more

* Talks to salvage Iran nuclear deal resume quietly in Vienna read more

* U.S. Embassy in UAE warns citizens of ‘possible missile or drone strike’ – statement read more

* Israel warns of crisis with UAE over Dubai aviation security read more

* Israel strikes Syria in response to anti-aircraft fire read more

* Syria shoots down Israeli missiles around Damascus -state TV read more

* Lebanon gets German query on cenbank governor finances – source read more

* Turkey pitches its unorthodox policy to London investors read more

* Libyan PM says he will defy parliament move to replace him read more

* Lebanon’s Hezbollah chief describes Kuwaiti proposals to Lebanon as ‘dictates’ read more

* Iraq approves Haditha oil refinery development project – INA read more

* Israeli forces kill three Palestinian militants in West Bank read more

* India’s top refiner raises Iraq oil supplies to offset Mexico cuts – sources read more


* Okyanus and Income International propose plastic alternatives plant in Egypt read more


* Fighting eases in Yemen’s Marib as Saudi-led coalition revamps forces read more


* Dubai Islamic Bank sells $750 million in senior sukuk read more

* Abu Dhabi’s Ports eyes trade corridors, acquisitions read more

* UAE’s Abu Dhabi Civil Defense extinguishes building fire, no injuries – state news agency read more

* Israel, UAE sign tourism, healthcare agreements – Twitter read more

* Dubai and India’s financial regulators seek closer cooperation read more

* UAE’s MIPCO to issue over $1 billion bonds for refinancing, desalination project – Al Arabiya read more

* Dubai’s SHUAA Capital files with SEC for potential SPAC listing in NY read more


* Airbus revokes more plane orders in Qatar dispute read more


* Kuwait central bank allows lenders to distribute profits biannually – statement

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