HOLD-MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - May 21

Reuters Middle East

DUBAI, May 21 (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.

INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia spooked by Wall Street loss, dollar dips

* Brent rises on Libya, pulls U.S. oil up despite stocks

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai tumbles to 6-wk low; Saudi lacklustre on listings pipeline

* Gold steady below $1,300; platinum gains on supply worries

* Libya proposes June election as crisis escalates

* Tunisia to raise petrol prices by 6.3 percent in next few days

* Iran says Kuwait's emir to visit, turn "new page" in ties

* Time to embrace the Internet, Iran president says

* Lufthansa CEO: state-owned carriers 'global game-changer'

EGYPT

* Egypt's FIHC seeking sunflower oil and soyabean oil - trader

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Regulator backs ADIB purchase of Barclays UAE unit - CEO

* Emirates would mull A380 order if Airbus revamps jet - exec

SAUDI ARABIA

* Saudi's Dar Al Arkan plans benchmark 5-yr dollar sukuk, to price this week - leads

* Saudi wheat silos with 60,000 T capacity to come on stream in 2015

* Saudi central bank sees gradual easing of inflation continuing in second quarter

KUWAIT

* Kuwait's Global swings to a profit in Q1 as fees grow

OMAN

* Oman central bank says stress tests show banking system resilient to shocks

BAHRAIN

* Bahrain's Gulf Air says losses halve after restructuring (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)

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