Factors to watch - May 22

DUBAI, May 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.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stocks rebound despite unease over economy; dollar gains

* Oil settles up as supply risks outweigh economic worries

* PRECIOUS-Gold set for weekly gain on dollar retreat, economic woes

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi bourse rebounds as IHC extends gains

* Lebanon recovery plan includes central bank debt write-off, haircuts to depositors

* Three killed in Israeli 'aggression' targeting southern Damascus -Syrian ministry

* UN adviser says Libyan joint committee reached consensus on 137 articles of draft constitution

* Iran holds pro-government rallies after price protests turn political

* China's April Saudi oil imports soar 38% on yr, Russian oil up 4%

* Jordan's King restricts Prince Hamza's communications, residency, movements

* Jordan tenders to buy 120,000 tonnes feed barley- traders

* U.S. sanctions Lebanese businessman, his companies over Hezbollah links

* Ukraine thanks Egypt for turning away Russian ship carrying grain

* Iraq bids to control Kurdistan oil revenue with contract switch


* Egypt's central bank, citing inflation, hikes interest rates 200 bps

* Egypt has strategic wheat reserves sufficient for 4.1 months - minister


* Biden, Saudi crown prince may meet for first time as soon as next month - CNN

* Saudi crown prince signals family unity as succession looms

* Saudi Arabia's ACWA expects NEOM hydrogen plant financing in Q3


* Vodafone shareholder e& will consider joint investments

* Dubai ruler dissolves Dubai World financial disputes tribunal

* ADNOC announces three new oil discoveries


* Qatar emir optimistic on Iran deal, confirms deal on gas supply to Germany

* Qatari FM says Iran's leadership open for a compromise on nuclear file - Al Jazeera TV

* Germany, Qatar sign energy partnership agreement (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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