Key factors to watch October 18


  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Pfizer vaccine hopes lift world stocks; dollar, gold on the defensive MKTS/GLOB

  • Oil dips on COVID-19 resurgence, fears of more supply O/R

  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf financial stocks hardest hit by falling oil prices

  • PRECIOUS-Gold set for weekly decline as U.S. stimulus hopes ebb

  • EXCLUSIVE-OPEC+ fears second virus wave could lead to oil surplus in 2021