MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Dec 5

DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Here are 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-Asian shares lacklustre, capped by U.S.

budget worries

* Brent hovers near $110 as US demand worries resurface

* HSBC sells Ping An stake to Thai group for $9.4 bln

* Obama firm on U.S. tax rates amid Republican infighting

* Iran says it captures drone; U.S. denies losing one

* UK court reveals fear and mistrust at TNK-BP

* Arab Spring to take years to improve women's rights

-activists

* Emerging market Q3 debt trading down, lowest in 3

years-EMTA

* TAQA, GIB to price bonds in late-year Gulf flurry

EGYPT

* Seeing end to Egypt crisis, Brotherhood eyes elections

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt rallies as judges agree to oversee

vote; Gulf mixed

SAUDI ARABIA

* Kingdom to book gain from sale of landmark NY Plaza

* Saudi Arabia's NCB Capital plans Islamic equity and sukuk

funds

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

* Dana Gas gets $48 million payment for Iraq fuels

* Dubai's Arabtec says wins Qatar contract valued at 2.3 bln

riyals

* Dubai's Shuaa Capital appoints new CFO

QATAR

* Qatar reduces NYSE's stake in local bourse

(Compiled by Gulf bureaux)

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