MIDEAST – Factors to watch – March 29

DUBAI, March 29 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares edge higher, oil slips as Suez Canal ship re-floated MKTS/GLOB

* Oil edges lower as salvage operation in Canal goes on O/R

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets gain as Suez Canal jam continues Syrian pound rebounds on tighter capital controls, bank withdrawal limits – bankers World Bank re-engages with Sudan following arrears clearance MEDIA-Iraq discussing $7 billion energy deal with Total, minister says – Bloomberg News Diggers and dredgers struggle to free ship blocking Suez Canal ARABIA

* Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi rigged boats, drones – state media Saudi Crown Prince discusses Green Initiative with Arab leaders TABLE-Saudi money supply increase in February ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE firm to manufacture Chinese Sinopharm vaccine from April Murban crude futures start trading at new ICE (NYSE:), Abu Dhabi exchange EY drops appeal against $11 mln Dubai whistleblower case – FT



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