Exceptional success at Only Watch

 September 30, 2013

In raising the biggest ever amount of money and beating its record total for a lot, Monaco’s 2013 Only Watch auction was a spectacular success on Saturday 28th September. Hundreds of collectors, philanthropists and eager contenders were on the edge of their seats as bids climbed high above the million mark in the Principality with […]

BLUE Festival to be held in Monaco

 September 30, 2013

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival yesterday announced partnerships with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The occasion was the BLUE Ocean Film Festival at the Oceanographic Museum. The BLUE’s Global Ocean Film Festival will be held in Monaco every other year starting in 2015 The BLUE Ocean Film […]

68th United Nations General Assembly Participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 September 30, 2013

Government Minister José Badia visited New York from 22 to 26 September in connection with the participation of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince in the 68th United Nations General Assembly. He was accompanied by a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations Organization. […]

SBM rejects bribery claims

 September 30, 2013

The Societe des bains de mer took the unusual step of issuing a press release on Saturday morning to deny the substance of an allegation by a Swiss entrepreneur published in the Friday edition of local daily Monaco Matin. The businessman, Mario Loffredo, had signed an agreement with the SBM to set up the Monte-Carlo […]

Commuters bear the brunt

 September 30, 2013

Six months of work on the Monte Carlo railway tunnel has officially begun. With services being cut by a third, from 92 daily trains to just 62, the work is set to cause serious disruption for passengers travelling between Monaco, Menton and Ventimiglia on the Italian border. No trains will stop at Roquebrune Cap Martin […]

Monaco Yacht Show in the limelight

 September 26, 2013

The 2013 Monaco Yacht Show is unquestionably the biggest and most important event in the calendar for superyachts. Uniting buyers, owners, professionals and enthusiasts in the sublime environment that is Port Hercule, the annual international trade show is continuing to push the boundaries of the industry and generate excitement and anticipation out on the high […]

Monaco’s economy ‘in great shape’

 September 25, 2013

Monaco’s economy is in great shape, with a deficit of just 17.2 million euros previewed for 2013, compared to the previous estimate of 39.1 million. Counsellor for Finance and the Economy, Jean Castellini, attributed the smaller than expected deficit to higher receipts, up 39.5 million, made up mainly by an increase in tax receipts of […]

Ringo tops bill at Oceanographic

 September 25, 2013

Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum was the venue last night for an amazing triple bill. Benjamin Shine’s portrait in fabric of HSH Princess Charlene was unveiled to an admiring public – the tulle composition will soon hang in Barclays Monaco close to a Shine portrait of HSH Prince Albert. And, Monaco Resident Ringo Starr was very much […]

Monaco’s big gamble

 September 25, 2013

The Monaco government’s first press conference after the summer break threw up an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the drive to attract entrepreneurial people to Monaco is working and the economy is buoyant, defying the crisis affecting other countries; on the other hand, the very attributes that make life so attractive could be threatened […]

Monaco Telecom licence under threat

 September 24, 2013

Mali’s third mobile licence, which was won by Alpha Telecom Mali, a joint venture between Monaco Telecom and local holding company Planor Afrique, could be rescinded amid claims of non-payment for the concession and allegations of irregularities in the award process. According to TMT Finance, which cites local press reports, despite the new licensee having […]

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