Factors to watch - August 24

Factors to watch - August 24

DUBAI, Aug 24 (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-Hawkish Fed comments knock stocks, help dollar

* Oil slips as fears of imminent OPEC+ output cut fade

* PRECIOUS-Gold tepid on dollar strength; focus on Jackson Hole symposium

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most Gulf indexes lower on recession worries

* Middle East Crude-Benchmarks extend losses; India's MRPL seeks crude oil

* With Iran deal looming, OPEC+ weighs oil cuts

* Most countries part of nuclear talks with Iran agree with EU proposal - Borrell

* EXCLUSIVE-Iran has dropped some demands for nuclear deal -U.S. official

* Palestinians welcome Turkey-Israel normalisation, Ankara says

* Turkey has no preconditions for dialogue with Syria - foreign minister

* Russia's Lavrov condemns Israeli missile strikes on Syria

* Russia's Lavrov tells Turkey new military action in Syria would be 'unacceptable'

* U.S. military carries out strike in Syria on Iran-linked targets

* Iraqi judiciary to resume work amid political crisis fuelled by cleric Sadr

* SPECIAL REPORT-Rift between Tehran and Shi'ite cleric fuels instability in Iraq

* Yemeni southern separatists launch military campaign in Abyan


* Egypt directly buys 240,000 tonnes of Russian wheat

* Remittances from Egyptian workers abroad up 1.6% in 2021/22


* Emirates Global Aluminium's H1 profit surges nearly 250% to $1.6 billion

* Afghan refugees, migrants protest in UAE over uncertain future


* Pakistan PM seeks Qatari investment in energy and aviation sectors (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)