MIDEAST - Factors to watch - November 22

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - November 22
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DUBAI, Nov 22 (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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, bonds fall, dollar flat as Fed fears subside MKTS/GLOB

* Oil rises about 1%, posts third week of gains on vaccine hopes O/R

* PRECIOUS-Gold firms as Mnuchin rekindles U.S. stimulus hopes MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets retreat on lower oil prices, but post weekly gains MIDEAST DEBT-Aramco bond pricing leaves no doubt investors see it as Saudi proxy Middle East Crude-Dubai rebounds after IOC snaps up Abu Dhabi oil G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world Alvarez & Marsal withdraws from Lebanon central bank audit - finmin Lebanon's president pledges to revive forensic audit of central bank Lebanon sets starting point for sea border negotiations with Israel Five Lebanese prisoners die in accident following mass prison break-out Lebanon hires firm to clear dangerous material from shattered Beirut port Israel nears deal for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine Israel, Sri Lanka and Uruguay added to England's safe travel list IMF urges Israel to promptly pass 2021 state budget Israel's Bank Hapoalim Q3 profit gains on low credit loss provision Israeli ministers approve partial privatisation of Israel Aerospace U.S.'s Coons would back resuming Iran nuclear deal, with caveats Iran says coronavirus death toll up by 476 over 24 hours at 43,418 - TV Iran tightens COVID-19 restrictions, but some streets still busy Iran seizes Panama-flagged vessel for alleged fuel smuggling Pompeo visits Israeli-occupied West Bank and Golan Heights Syria condemns Pompeo's visit to 'occupied' Golan Height Sudan cuts petrol and diesel prices for consumers - minister Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel Morocco's CPI rises 1.3% yr/yr in October - planning agency Jordan to open consulate in Western Sahara amid dispute U.N. Libya envoy urges U.N. to blacklist anyone who obstructs peace talks Exports of Libya's flagship crude stream rise as output hits 1.25 mln bpd December loadings of Libya's Es Sider crude rise to 258,000 bpd - programme Italy's Terna expects EU blessing for power line to Tunisia by summer 50 face execution in Iraq after unfair trials, U.N. says Biden aide Blinken voices concern about rights group in Egypt U.N., several countries denounce arrests of Egyptian activists IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Egypt upon first review of $5.2 bln financing Egypt arrests executive director of prominent rights group in latest crackdown Blast hits natural gas pipeline in Egypt's North Sinai Egypt's GASC receives offers in vegetable oils tenders, traders say Egypt awards 11 companies concessions in mining bid round Egypt's Suez Canal October revenue $490.2 mln, up mth/mth -cabinet Talks with Egypt's Sawiris over Shalateen mining have halted - minister Egypt has strategic sugar reserves sufficient for 7 months ARABIA

* Saudi Arabia confident Biden will pursue regional stability, foreign minister says Saudi FDI up in first half of 2020 as economy shows resilience - minister Western Union buys 15% stake in Saudi Telecom's digital payment unit Turkey's Erdogan, Saudi king agree to solve issues through dialogue -Turkish presidency Saudi-Led coalition destroyed Houthi drone launched towards kingdom - state tv Saudi Arabia won't tap debt market again in 2020, minister says - Bloomberg News Saudi Arabia and Russia in tight race to become China's top oil supplier in 2020 Saudi fund raises ownership stake in ACWA Power to 50% -statement Saudi Arabia could review VAT increase after pandemic ends Saudi's SAFCO acquires agri-nutrients business from SABIC ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE is a committed member of OPEC -energy minister Dubai's DIFC, Israel's Bank Hapoalim sign agreement - Dubai Media Office Israel's El Al Airlines, UAE's Etihad explore joint codeshares Dubai Aerospace Enterprise sells $750 mln in 5-1/4-yr sukuk Kuwait International Bank sells $300 million sukuk - document

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