"A microcosm and a kaleidoscope
By Andrew Shouler, Editor, Business Commentary
The Middle East region's eyes and ears are trained, naturally and rightly, on the catastrophe in Lebanon; their next points of focus being Iraq and Iran.
For the international audience, news of the recurrent terrorist threat to the UK and US also captures attention. In the UAE, stories of project investments, oil, gold, stocks, property, trade deals and the dollar dominate the business purview. Still, there are other matters of which to take note.
For bystanders in the Gulf, there are many reasons to take an interest in Turkey, where conditions have shifted somewhat in recent months."
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