Factors to watch - October 20

DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares advance on earnings optimism, yen slips to 4-yr low

* Oil remains near multi-year highs as energy crunch persists

* PRECIOUS-Gold rises as weaker dollar counters U.S. bond yields rally

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi index hits 15-year peak; Egypt falls on profit-taking


* Quake felt in Egyptian capital of Cairo -Reuters witnesses

* Societe Arabe International De Banque To Exit Cairo National Co For Brokerage And Securities


* Saudi Arabia issues 8.5 bln riyals in domestic sukuk

* Moody's Says Arabian Centres' Malls Operating At Full Capacity Is Credit Positive

* Arabian Internet And Communications Services Qtrly Profit Rises

* Saudi's Mobily Qtrly Profit Rises

* Saudi Arabian Amiantit Appoints Osama Jasim Al-Onaize As Acting CEO

* Yamama Cement Qtrly Profit Falls


* S&P expects weak tourism to weigh on Dubai economy until late 2022

* Abu Dhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups

* Aramex Resumes Deliveries To And From UAE And Doha

* Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Bolsters Liquidity Strength With New Financing Actions

* Sharjah Islamic Bank Board Approves To Raise Foreign Ownership Limit To 40%

* Dubai's du Qtrly Profit Falls


* Qatar's Medicare Group Nine-Month Profit Rises

* Qatar forms climate change ministry, appoints finance minister

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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