Finance & Economics
The soon-to-be-opened Gibraltar International Bank will fill a major gap in the local banking market. Lawrence Podesta, its CEO, shares the story behind the bank's development
The NS Gibraltar hears from three entrepreneurs who have made the Rock their home for innovative business
Gibraltar’s businesses have long thrived on the demand for imported good, first from the British Royal Navy, and today from its bustling mix of 30,000 inhabitants and millions of tourists. Edward Macquisten of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce explains how this market has developed.
Gibraltar’s insurance sector has seen explosive growth since joining the single market: one in six UK motorists are now covered by a company on the Rock. Yet, as in the UK, it remains a challenge to convince young people that insurance is “as glamorous as being a barrister”, says Chris Johnson, chairman of the Gibraltar Insurance Association
Gibraltar’s company laws have been lagging behind 21st century business practices, say Ian Felice and Gemma Vasquez. But times are changing with the brand new Companies Act 2014, introduced this month
John Law of the British Council analyses the opportunities and challenges for Gibraltar’s ambitious higher education plans, and says playing to “niche” strengths could be the secret to success
Sponsored post: Gibraltar is an exciting British and European success story that shines out in an otherwise gloomy time of political and economic crisis. Peter Howitt.
Sponsored post: Gibraltar has high employment, a strong economy running a surplus when everyhere else seems to be suffering, and is self-sufficient.
Sponsored post: Gibraltar’s location and its solid legislation make it well placed to be a centre for shipping, financial services and other industries. It has become a catalyst for the wider region.
Sponsored post: Recent border skirmishes with Spain have highlighted the tensions between the British territory’s history and geography. However, Fabian Picardo believes the place is a sound place to invest.
Sponsored post: Gibraltar has no natural resources, a negligible local market of 30,000 people and imports everything. If it has any resource at all, it is the trading nous of its business community.
Sponsored post: More e-gaming companies want to set up on Gibraltar than are eventually licensed to do so. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association sets the scene.
Sponsored post: Gibraltar’s gambling industry employs one in 15 people and fuels the local economy through their role as consumers as well as in its own right. In this article KPMG puts the economy of the Rock into context.