The Middle East is becoming an attractive investment target both for Saudis and worldwide investors. Last month more then 10 million Saudis bought stock as fighting raged on in Lebanon, according to a Washington Post article by Afshin Molavi.

The "new" Middle East is forming in the boardrooms of new businesses, in assertive private sectors demanding change, in booming equity capital markets, cash-rich banks, state-owned investment houses and individual investors with global outlooks.

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