May 15, 2016 / 4:16 AM / 2 years ago

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - May 15

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stronger dollar weighs on oil; Dow drops 1 pct

* Oil slips on stronger dollar; gains on the week on supply outages

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Strong oil boosts Gulf, Global Telecom lifts Egypt

* OPEC pumps more oil after freeze talks fail, boosting surplus

* TABLE-Global oil outages at 5-year high on Canada wildfires, Nigeria strife

* Gold rises as Wall street falls, shrugs off firm dollar

* Moody’s cuts Saudi, Oman, Bahrain debt ratings

* Hezbollah blames rebel shelling for death of top commander in Syria

* Syrian forces retake Deir al-Zor hospital after “major” Islamic State offensive

* Amnesty says Syrian rebels maybe guilty of war crimes in Aleppo

* Turkish shelling, coalition air strike kills 45 IS militants in Syria- Anadolu

* Turkish war planes destroy PKK targets in Turkey, northern Iraq- Anadolu

* Iraq oil projects face delays as companies resist spending cuts

* Islamic State attacks north of Baghdad kill 16, sources say

* Kerry seeks to soothe European bank nerves over Iran trade

* Ahmadinejad’s return to public eye in Iran fuels talk of a comeback

* Islamic State attack kills 10 in Yemen’s Mukalla before PM visit


* S&P cuts Egypt’s sovereign credit outlook to negative from stable

* Egyptian court jails 152 people over islands protest

* Egypt to import 80,000 tonnes of rice ahead of Ramadan

* Mexico says unhappy with Egypt’s response to 2015 attack on tourists

* Egypt’s yields on 182-day T-bills fall, 364-day rise at Thursday auction

* Egyptian food firm Edita reports Q1 net profit of $4.41 mln

* Egypt’s Talaat Mostafa Q1 net profit rises to $22.45 mln


* Islamic Development Bank to elect new president next week

* Iranian Muslims to miss haj pilgrimage amid rift with Saudi


* Abu Dhabi National Oil Company reshuffles leadership

* UAE’s UAB picks banks to arrange $150 mln syndicated loan


* Soccer-Baffled Kuwait clubs plead with FIFA to end ban

* Kuwait’s Americana posts 12.3 pct Q1 net profit drop on costs, FX


* Bahrain’s Bank ABC to appoint Wilmot as treasury head - sources


* Oman March bank lending growth rises to 9.5 pct (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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