Factors to watch - August 21

Factors to watch - August 21

DUBAI, Aug 21 (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-Wall Street pushes stocks down, dollar up on Fed hike fears

* Oil prices down 1.5% for the week on recession jitters

* PRECIOUS-Dollar strength sets gold on its longest losing streak since November

* MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE bourses in red on weak oil, growth worries

* Wizz Air suspends relaunch of Russia-UAE flights as criticism mounts

* OPEC chief says blame policymakers, lawmakers for oil price rises

EGYPT

* Egypt central bank holds rates steady after change of governor

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's CMA Approves Capital Increase Request For Saudi Advance Industries

* Saudi's Al Elm Co Awarded A Project With Ministry Of Environment Water & Agriculture

* Saudi Exchange Announces Listing Of International Human Resources' Shares On NOMU On Aug 22

* United Wire Factories Signs SPA To Acquire 30% Of Capital Of A-1 Fence Arabia For Industry

* Sadara Chemical Company Qtrly Profit Falls

KUWAIT

* Kuwait CMA Approves KFH Request To List Shares On Bahrain Bourse

QATAR

* Qatar cuts October al-Shaheen term price to four-month low - traders (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)