Strong Rebound in Construction Boosts Costa Rica’s economy

A strong recovery in construction modified the growth trend that the Costa Rican economy...

Cost Ricaa Autoparts US$200 Million Market

In 2017 imports of vehicle parts in Costa Rica totaled close to US$200 million,...

Costa Rica Banana Exports Fall 9%

Due to the effect of climatic phenomena at the beginning of the year, in...

Costa Rica Year-on-Year Inflation up to June 2018 is 2%

In June, the CPI registered a monthly variation of 0.18%, mainly explained by prices...

Ministry of Finance Toughens Stand Against Income Tax Fraud

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) seized the machinery of the company Representaciones...

Costa Rica to Issue US$4 billion in Foreign Markets

To avoid further pressure on local interest rates, the Ministry of Finance will be...

Costa Rica Consumes More Milk

According to the sector's union, in 2017 consumption of milk and its derivatives reached...

$6 Million in Bogus Organic Fruit Sold to U.S., Costa Rican Report Finds

How do you know whether food certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is...

New Hotels Will Boost Tourism and Employment in Guanacaste and San José

Costa Rica’s tourism industry is expected to get a boost this year with the...

Costa Rica – El Salvador Ferry To Be Reactivated To Avoid Impact On Trade Due To Nicaragua Crisis

The more than two-month-old protests in Nicaragua have had a strong impact on the...

Manitoba (Canada) Premier Might Be On Hook For “Luxury Tax” On Costa Rica Vacation Home

Manitoba's premier, Brian Pallister, has failed to reassess the value of his tropical vacation home...

Destinso TV Will Spend An Additional US$500K To Get Its Customers To Russia

The travel agency Destinos TV has so far spent more than US$500,000 to enable...

Auto Mercado Rethinks Its Expansion Strategy In Light of the Country’s Slow Economic Growth

The planners at Auto Mercado drew up an expansion map for operations in Costa...

Qué Comemos App Announces Closing Operations

The "Qué Comemos" express delivery meal application will close operations on July 15. The...

IMF Mission: Fiscal Measures in Costa Rica Are Insufficient, But Necessary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), during a visit to Costa Rica from June 12...

U.S. Keeps Costa Rica in Suspense Over Request For Tariff Exemptions On Aluminum and Steel Exports

The US government keeps Costa Rica and its steel and aluminum exporters in suspense....

Costa Rica Year-on-Year Inflation up to May 2018 is 2%

In May, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a negative monthly variation of 0.11%,...

Residential Landords Must Provide Electronic Invoices Starting September 1

Property owners renting a room, an apartment or a house, even if it is...

Taxation Closed 35 Businesses In The Last Week For Tax Irregularities

Behind on your business taxes? The General Directorate of Taxation, of the Ministry of...

Costa Rica Continues With Highest Fuel Prices In Central America

Fuel prices in Costa Rica and Central America are up, with Costa Rica having...

New Public Employment Law Needed To Reduce Fiscal Deficit

Without a new public employment law, the cost containment measures presented by the Ministra...

‘It Starts With a Coffee’: How Conversation Can Help Investors Avoid Pitfalls in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s easygoing lifestyle and laid-back, “pura vida” vibe has been a godsend for...

“Tramitomania” Costs The Country Jobs And Uncollected Taxes

The time spent on construction permits each year costs the country 5,284 homes and...

Costa Rica Continues On List Of Piracy Paradises

A report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) keeps Costa...

Costa Rica Exported More Than US$3.3 Billion In Technology

Costa Rica exports in technology, information and communication (ICT) are valued at US$3.3 billion,...

Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

In a few months, the dollar exchange is expected to move, though experts are...

The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

Costa Rica Readies To Attract More Cruises

Costa Rica set a goal of attracting more cruise ships to its ports, not...

Costa Rica Badly Needs A Modern Urban Train, Business Sector Says

A modern urban train in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) would be an important...

Costa Rica Unemployment Rises to 10.3%

The unemployed population with respect to the labor force increased 1.2%, going from 9.1%...

Bad News, Gas Prices Up

  Friday morning gasoline prices went up, ¢19 colones for a liter of regular and...

BCR Closes 5 Branches Of Bank For Women

The bank for women project, Banco Kristal, by the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR)...

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