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  1. MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - October 2

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 2 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy.

  2. Budget airline AirAsia considers flying into Dubai -Group CEO

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - AirAsia Bhd, Asia's largest budget airline by passengers, is in talks with the Dubai authorities to start flying into the emirate, group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said.

  3. UPDATE 1- Dubai World agrees restructuring with largest creditors

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Dubai World 's biggest creditors have agreed a deal with the state-owned conglomerate to renegotiate its debt repayment schedule, one of Dubai 's top government officials said on Wednesday.

  4. Dubai financial regulator seeks to wind-up local arm of Espirito Santo

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Dubai 's financial regulator is seeking court approval to wind up the local arm of Portuguese financial group Espirito Santo, the latest in a series of international regulatory actions taken against the family's collapsed business empire.

  5. Dubai lender ENBD raises debut New Zealand dollar bond

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Emirates NBD (ENBD), Dubai 's largest lender, has priced a 100 million New Zealand dollar ($77.6 million) five-year bond, in what the lender said was a first in the currency from a Middle Eastern borrower.

  6. UAE's National Bank of Fujairah begins offering Islamic banking products

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - National Bank of Fujairah said on Wednesday it has begun offering sharia-compliant retail banking products in the United Arab Emirates, as the lender aims to tap into rising demand for Islamic finance.

  7. CORRECTED-Gunmen wound Saudi policeman in Shi'ite Muslim stronghold-agency

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and wounded a Saudi policeman in the eastern part of the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported late on Tuesday, in an attack that highlights the volatile situation in the area ahead of the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage.

  8. EFG Hermes to pay $208 mln for 49 pct stake in wind power firm EDPR France

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Egypt's EFG Hermes Holdings said its private equity arm bought a 49 percent stake in wind power firm EDPR France for $208 million, according to a statement on Wednesday, its first investment outside the Middle East and Africa.

  9. UPDATE 1-Investment Corp of Dubai eyes more business with Africa's Dangote

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is exploring further investment opportunities with African conglomerate Dangote Group, the chief executive of the emirate's fund said on Wednesday.

  10. UPDATE 1-MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar's Barwa jumps after land sale deal

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    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    DUBAI , Oct 1 (Reuters) - Qatari developer Barwa Real Estate jumped in early trade on Wednesday after announcing a large land sale deal with the government, while main indices in Doha and Dubai were nearly flat and Abu Dhabi edged up.

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