Middle East stocks: factors to watch on December 28

DUBAI – Here are some factors that could affect the Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the news articles and does not guarantee their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS – Asian stocks rise, Yen falls as traders ignore Omicron fears

* Oil nears one-month high following allaying Omicron concerns

* PRECIOUS-Gold price at one-week high as risk appetite improves

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf stock markets drop as Omicron worries weigh in

* Iranian nuclear talks resume with Tehran focused on sanctions relief

* Aoun from Lebanon calls for defense dialogue, hinting at friction with Hezbollah

* Syria denounces Israeli plans to double the number of settlers in the Golan Heights

* Fires break out in Syrian port of Latakia following Israeli attack – Syrian state media

* Yemen’s Houthis authorized temporary resumption of UN flights to Sana’a airport

* Iraqi court ratifies election result, dismisses appeal

* Israeli hospital launches first test of second COVID-19 booster

* Bird flu kills thousands of cranes in Israel, poultry also slaughtered

* Lebanon sets May 15 as election day for parliamentary polls


* Egypt signs $ 3.5 billion deal with Apache to develop oil concessions in the Western Desert


* Saudi Arabia to finalize Riyadh 2030 strategy next year – state media


* Doha Bank obtains a syndicated loan of 762.5 million dollars


* Oman will require workers to have vaccination certificate – Minister of Health


* Binance crypto exchange gets a nod of principle from Bahrain

(Compiled by Dubai Editorial Board) (([email protected]))

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