DUBAI, March 30 (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.
* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares mixed as broader worries about U.S. hedge fund default ease MKTS/GLOB
* Oil prices slip as focus switches from Suez Canal blockage to OPEC+ supply policy O/R
* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai leads major Gulf markets higher China’s Iran oil imports seen hitting new high in March, curbing OPEC output options EXCLUSIVE-U.N. team finds Houthis launched Aden airport attack that killed 22 – diplomats Iraq signs agreement with Total for four energy projects Suez chaos leaves shipping companies counting the ‘lost expenses’ cost Shipping restarts at Suez Canal after ship refloated- sources, agency Egypt’s relisting on JP Morgan bond index could attract $4.8 bln, RMB says Egypt’s Arab Real Estate Investment FY Profit Rises Egypt’s SODIC FY Consol Profit Rises ARABIA
* FACTBOX-Saudi Arabia seeks to draw in foreign companies Saudi wants OPEC+ to extend oil cuts into May-June -source Saudi Mawani launches initiative to support shipping lines, secure supply chains Saudi’s Nama Chemicals Posts FY Loss MEDIA-HSBC’s Saudi unit hires Aldossary as chief investment officer – Bloomberg News Saudi Research And Marketing FY Profit Down 0.2% Saudi Arabia to allow vaccinated fans to attend sports events Bindawood Holding FY Profit Up 6.8% Saudi Aramco (SE:) Announces Restructuring Of Sadara Chemical Senior Debt Financing ANALYSIS-With stick and carrot, Saudi starts winning over firms in regional race ARAB EMIRATES
* Murban crude futures start trading at new ICE (NYSE:), Abu Dhabi exchange UAE’s Aldar Says Aldar Investment Announces AED 500 Mln Redevelopment Plan For Yas Mall Abu Dhabi National For Building Materials Board Approves Amortization Of Accumulated Losses Emirates says over 85% of pilots, cabin crew vaccinated against COVID-19 UAE launches COVID-19 vaccine production with China’s Sinopharm Dubai to develop $1.1 bln energy from waste facility Abu Dhabi Ship Building Accumulated Losses Stand At AED 81.4 Mln Oman’s Port of Duqm says ships stuck on the Red Sea can offload cargo at the port -tweet Kuwaiti cabinet approves law to give bonuses to frontline COVID workers Kuwait’s Gulf Cable And Electrical Industries Posts Q4 Profit Kuwait’s Gulf Investment House Posts Q4 Profit Kuwait’s Salbookh Trading Q4 Loss Narrows QNB Group Receives “AA” Rating by MSCI ESG Research Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship Qatar’s Ooredoo hires banks for dollar bond issue – document Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development FY Profit Falls Bahrain’s NOGA plans dollar Islamic bonds issuance – document
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