MIDEAST - Factors to watch - December 6

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - December 6

DUBAI, Dec 6 (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-Hopes for stimulus drive risky assets higher despite weak U.S. jobs report MKTS/GLOB

* Oil rises, hovers below $50/bbl on hopes for U.S. stimulus O/R

* PRECIOUS-Gold eases but on track for first weekly gain in four weeks MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares end week lower; other Gulf markets boosted by vaccine news OPEC+ agrees slight easing of oil cuts from January Saudi Arabia says resolution of Gulf dispute seems within reach Iran tells IAEA it will accelerate underground uranium enrichment Istanbul to seek more foreign funding as Turkish banks won't help -mayor Erdogan says he hopes France will get rid of Macron "burden" soon Turkish lira slips as U.S. moves closer to sanctions over S-400s U.S. considering blacklist for Yemen's Houthis - Oman foreign minister UK Maritime Trade Operations says aware of attack on vessel off Yemen coast Egypt's strategic wheat reserves enough for 5.7 months - supply minister Egypt frees members of leading rights group ARABIA

* Saudi Aramco (SE: 2222 ) restores full flow of operations in Jazan's petroleum derivatives distribution station - SPA Saudi-led coalition in Yemen intercepts explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis - state TV ARAB EMIRATES

* NMC founder challenges Indian immigration's move to prevent him flying to UAE Pompeo says U.S. 'very hopeful' Gulf rift be resolved, doesn't say when Kuwaitis go to polls as economy poses challenge for new emir Kuwait's emir happy with efforts to solve the Gulf dispute -state news agency Iran's Zarif says welcomes Gulf understandings announced by Kuwait Bahrain says it won't allow imports from Israeli settlements Bahrain approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine BRIEF-Bahrain Bourse Signs MoU With Israel Diamond Exchange Oman to enact labour, taxation and subsidy reforms, says minister

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