Monaco news in brief, 1-7 December 2010

Some stories we didn't cover.

Stories are primarily French language. Click through to read more.

1st week of December

Prince Albert II was present for the launch of the Only Watch 2011 auction. Leading watchmakers create unique models to be auctioned in aid of fighting muscular dystrophy at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Prince Albert in Geneva to launch Only Watch 2011

Portuguese equity research company publishes a 10-page report rating Societe des Bains de Mer below average, with a negative outlook.

Sadif Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Societe des Bains de Mer

Head of Everest Poker France Sandrine Mangia-Park talks about the French poker market. She says that many French poker operators use live events to strengthen their brands. Everest is developing a set of live events in France including one in Monte Carlo. The event will involve Monte Carlo SBM, which has a 50% stake in Mangas Gaming. Mangia-Park describes Monaco as the European capital of poker, a fitting location for the "exceptional" event that will take place in early 2011.

Talking French

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sir David Jason at the 2010 Angel Film Awards, in recognition of his life long commitment to the acting profession and for his inspiring contribution to the world of film and entertainment.

Angel Film Awards - winners

The Hotel de Paris and the Metropole Monte Carlo were presented with awards at the annual convention of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Monegasque hotels are stars