Mideast Stocks: Factors to watch on September 17

SectorFinancial Markets

* Oil falls as demand worries re-emerge, crews return to U.S. Gulf rigs  * MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Gulf markets gain; Saudi bourse slips  * PRECIOUS-Gold drops 1% as dollar rises after Fed's upbeat economic view  * As OPEC+ meets this week, UAE emerges as main laggard  * Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes accompany Israel-Gulf pacts  * LCH begins clearing of Israeli shekel interest rate swaps * Israel's Check Point Software buys secure remote access provider  * Israel economy slides 29% in Q2, consumer spending sinks  * Israel's Betalin Therapeutics plans IPO to fund diabetes trials * Cash-strapped El Al Israel Airlines raises $148 mln in share offering  * 'Not yet too late': France says Lebanon must act to deliver new cabinet  * France says Lebanese depositors may not get all their ...read more...