Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 15

SectorFinancial Markets

* Oil edges lower, shrugging off Gulf of Mexico shut-ins* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets rise; Qatar eases * PRECIOUS-Gold rises on softer dollar, investors focus on Fed meet* Pompeo says Trump administration eager for end to Gulf rift * OPEC sees steeper oil demand drop as virus remains challenging * ANALYSIS-Gulf's fiscal diet risks deeper pain amid oil price uncertainty * OPEC+ Sept meeting unlikely to advocate deeper oil output cuts - sources * Lebanese rivalries hamper cabinet formation on eve of deadline * Moroccan medics protest over conditions, staff shortages as pandemic surges * Oil industry paints grimmer picture of pandemic's harm to demand * Israel deal protects Bahrain's interests amid Iran threat, minister says * ANALYSIS-Sovereigns raid rainy day funds for $100 bln after COVID-19 storm EGYPT* ...read more...