Factors to consider – February 6th


DUBAI, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that could influence Middle East equity markets on Sunday. Reuters has not reviewed the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS – Global stocks falter as bond yields rise after upbeat US jobs data and earnings

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* Oil hits 7-year highs as rally extends into 7th week

* PRECIOUS Gold Firms as Inflation Risks Counteract Higher US Yields, Dollar read more

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf exchanges are tracking lower oil prices Read more

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE stocks rebound as supply fears push oil prices higher. Read more

* ANALYSIS-OPEC+ meets quickly, sticks to script, dodges geopolitical debates read more

* Erdogan says Turkey and Israel could bring gas to Europe together – read media

* The Tunisian President dissolves the Supreme Judicial Council read more

* Deadly clashes break out at peacekeeping facilities in Darfur, Sudan. Read more

* France, Luxembourg ask Lebanon for information on central bank governor’s finances – sources read more


* Egypt raises domestic fuel prices by 0.25 EGP in quarterly review – statement


* Creditors of Saudi construction company Azmeel approve a $2 billion debt restructuring. Read more

* Saudi Stock Exchange Announces Listing of Gas Arabian Services Read more

* Denmark has found members of the Iranian opposition group guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia. Read more

* Iran open to further talks with Saudi in an atmosphere of respect read more

* Saudi Arabia hikes Asia crude oil prices in March Read more


* UAE lifts vaccinated citizens travel ban to 12 African countries – state news agency Read More


*EXCLUSIVE-Qatar failed to approach Asian buyers over gas diversions to Europe. Read more


* Israeli defense minister signs security agreement with Bahrain. Read more

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