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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Feb 4

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DUBAI, Feb 4 (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 of their accuracy.

International/Regional

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rally, warily watching oil

* U.S. oil prices drop around 2 pct after 4-day rally

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Strong oil, Q4 earnings boost Gulf markets

* PRECIOUS-Gold struggles as Greek plan boosts equities

* Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows "earth-shaking" response

* U.N. Gaza war crimes inquiry to pursue work under new chair

* Iranian fuel oil exports trade skirts sanctions

* WFP alarmed by pictures of ISIS logos on its Syria food parcels

* Iraqi cabinet approves draft law to set up national guard

* Gulf banks helping to underwrite region's aviation boom

* Iran sweetens oil contracts to counter sanctions and price plunge

Turkey

* Turkish banking regulator seizes control of Bank Asya

* Turkish central bank scraps early meeting idea after inflation data

* Turkey's Yapi Kredi to issue bonds worth up to $1 bln

* Turkey's Garanti Q4 profit up 60.3 pct, misses forecast

Egypt

* Egypt's Qalaa sells 80 pct stake in investment bank Pharos

* Egypt's GASC buys 300,000 tonnes French, Romanian wheat

* Egypt's central bank governor sees currency black market ending "soon"

* Egypt to sign Gazprom LNG deal this week - state gas company

* Egypt could free jailed journalist Fahmy within hours-Al Jazeera

* Cairo airport on alert after bombs found - security official

Saudi Arabia

* Saudi non-oil business growth almost unchanged in January - PMI

United Arab Emirates

* Tecnicas Reunidas signs $700 mln gas contract in Abu Dhabi

* UAE's ADNOC drops Jan Murban crude OSP to near 6-yr low

* Moody's withdraws ratings of Shuaa Capital

* Dubai mall operator Majid Al Futtaim appoints new CEO

* UAE bank NBAD starts market-making on Abu Dhabi exchange

* UAE's Massar Solutions says postpones flotation, cites poor demand

* DP World 2014 gross container volumes up 8 pct like-for-like

* UAE non-oil business growth accelerates in January - PMI

* Dubai's Arabtec says wins contracts worth $102 mln

Qatar

* Industries Qatar Q1 shutdowns to decrease from year ago

* Qatar's GIS 2014 net profit doubles, hikes dividend (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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