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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - May 17

DUBAI, May 17 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares recover after Apple, oil boost Wall St

* Oil extends gains, U.S. crude at 6-month top on supply concerns

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi petchems rise, markets mostly quiet

* Domestic focus may limit clout of $2 trillion Saudi fund

* Turkish Jan-March unemployment rate dips to 10.9 percent

* Gold edges up but dollar strength, stocks recovery cap gains

* U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

* Swedish firm first to seek listing for investment in Iran

* Arms embargo exemptions being considered for new Libyan government

* Bloodshed blurs Middle East borders set 100 years ago by UK-French pact

* Islamist militants exploit chaos as combatants pursue peace in Yemen

* Saudi Aramco awards Hasbah gas expansion contract - sources

* Lebanon seeks to ease concerns over U.S. law on Hezbollah

* Turkish, coalition forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria, kill 27 -media

* Islamic finance preps rules for charitable funds

EGYPT

* Egypt cabinet approves long-awaited VAT bill

* Faced with shortages, Egypt lifts cheap drug prices by 20 percent

* Yields rise on Egyptian debt at Monday’s bond auction

* Egypt says local wheat purchases hit 3 million tonnes

* National Bank of Egypt sells $169 mln worth of special certificates

* Egypt to buy 1 million tonnes local rice as reserve

* Egyptian court sentences six inmates to jail for killing Frenchman

SAUDI ARABIA

* Foreigners buy long-term U.S. assets for 2nd month in March-Treasury data

* BREAKINGVIEWS-Saudi downgrade ought to galvanise reform

* Saudi banks Jazira, Bilad planning local sukuk issues

* Aramco in first term LPG deal with China chemical firm

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Fajr Capital completes investment in food franchiser Cravia

* DP World launches tender offer for $1.5 bln 2017 sukuk

* LPC-UAE’s Network International closes US$350m acquisition loan

* Dubai’s Noor Bank picks banks for dollar-denominated sukuk issue

KUWAIT

* Kuwait’s Gulf Bank Q1 net profit slips 10 pct as bad loans weigh

QATAR

* MEDIA-Qatari wealth fund to create $100 bln unit in overhaul

* German state refused to clear VW management but relented -source

* Pakistan bourse says in share sale talks with Qatar, Istanbul exchanges (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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