Factors to watch - September 26



DUBAI, Sept 26 (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-S&P 500 edges up, European shares slump amid Evergrande fears, US yields rise

* Oil hits highest in almost 3 years as supply tightens

* PRECIOUS-Gold climbs on weaker dollar, lingering Evergrande risks

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets close higher; Dubai falls

* Iran says nuclear talks to resume 'very soon,' gives no date

* Tunisia labour union rejects Saied power grab, widening opposition

* ANALYSIS-Who pays? Lebanon faces tough question in IMF bailout bid

* Libya PM draws crowd for mass wedding and protest against parliament

* Algerian official warns of further measures against Morocco

* EXCLUSIVE-Under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal - sources

* Lira hits record lows as rate cut sets Turkey on uncertain path

* Yemen's Houthis near Marib city, eyeing Yemen gas and oil fields

EGYPT

* Egypt starts selling multi-tranche dollar bonds

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi ballistic rocket, state TV says

* Saudis enjoy Red Sea cruises as kingdom opens up tourism sector

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* UAE announces ministerial changes including finance, environment

* UAE central bank approves Wizz Financial's acquisition of UAE Exchange

* UAE central bank starts gradual curb of COVID-19 stimulus measures

* DAMAC founder gets regulatory approval to go private

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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