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News Oil settles lower on Friday Gold finishes $9 higher on Friday   Boursa Kuwait’s indices shrink in week; Market cap sinks 3.4% UK poised to leave EU without deal–Brexit minister KFH-Turkey’s liquidity, capital ratios exceed requirements US natural gas storage rises as futures fall US existing home sales rise on lower mortgage rates Combined Group wins AED 23.33m tender in Fujairah Fed to pour $75bn into money markets for third time Sadara’s feedstock supplies shortage drops to 10% Kuwaiti oil drops to $64.28 pb on Wednesday – KPC US current account gap narrows in Q2 Boursa Kuwait ends Thursday mixed; liquidity leaps 42.89% US jobless claims edge up in mid-September US Mid-Atlantic business extends growth slowdown in September OECD slashes growth forecast to decade low   BoE leaves interest rates unchanged ALMADINA - Board of Directors Meeting Results Gold prices diverge amid uncertainty Fed outlook Bahraini, Kuwaiti AUB complete sale of KMEFIC’s stakes Oil rises amid Mideast tensions, Saudi pledge to resume supply Eurozone current account surplus expands in July UK retail trade posts sales decline in August Norway C.bank raises policy rate AUB Kuwait completes sale of stake in KMEFIC Swiss C.bank maintains ultra-loose stance BoJ keeps rate on hold, signals policy move in October China’s OPPO appoints new head for Middle East, Africa Egypt buys 180,000 tonnes of Russian wheat Fed delivers second back-to-back rate cut Boursa Kuwait opens Thursday in red zone Sipchem says supplies curtailment shrink to 20% AUB - Explanatory Disclosure: Ahli United Bank B.S.C. and Ahli United Bank K.S.C.P. concludes the sale of their shareholding in Kuwait and Middle East Financial Investment Company K.S.C.P. SAMA lowers interest rates by 25 bps UAE C. bank cuts interest rates by 25 bps Kuwait C. bank maintains interest rates ALMUTAHED - Explanatory Disclosure on ALMUTAHED sale of its shareholdings in KMEFIC - Companies suspended from trading Kuwaiti trade surplus with Japan goes down 18% in August KAMCO forecasts $24.5m decline in retained earnings US crude oil inventories rise as futures extend drop Warba Bank issues $500m sukuk; oversubscribed 6.3 times Trump orders to ‘substantially’ tighten sanctions on Iran US bond yields fall before Fed’s policy decision Global approves merger with KAMCO Aramco acquires Shell’s stake in Saudi refining JV for $631m US private housing permits climb in August UK on course for no-deal departure – EU warns Moody’s affirms Boubyan Bank’s rating at 'A3'; Outlook 'Stable' WARBABANK - Material Information Disclosure Issuance of Sukuk not Exceeding US$ 500 Million