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Costa Rica Seeks Trade Deal With Japan

Costa Rica is aiming to reach a free trade agreement and an investment pact with Japan as part...

The Best Online Degrees for Starting a Business in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s rising stars with an increasingly diverse economy that has moved beyond...

Regulation for Solidary Associations

Q COSTA RICA - Regulations are being prepared to supervise the activities of Asociación Solidaristas (Solidarity Associations), whose...

Lala-Dos Pinos dairy war heats up

(QCR) The region’s dairy war is heating up, with an investment announced last month of US$30 million in...

Increased competitiveness in apparel production

(QCR) The repudiation by the United States last January of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should increase the...

Costa Rica Being Promoted As “Film Friendly”

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, there are a variety of locations and services businesses to support...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa...

Costa Rica’S Autopistas del Sol Issues Landmark Project Bonds

QMONEY - Two international law firms, Jones Day (US) and BLP (UK), have helped Autopistas del Sol (Globalvia),...

New Measures to Control Rise In Dollar Exchange

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) or Central Bank has raised the monetary policy rate, this time...

Costa Rica Ships 1st Cargo Of Pineapples to China

Q COSTA RICA - The first shipment of Costa Rica's pineapples left the Pacific port of Caldera, in...

Pollo Campero Will Close Its Doors In Costa Rica

Pollo Campero, with 20 years of operating in Costa Rica, will close its 11 restaurants. The announcement was...

Central America Imports More Chinese Washing Machines

In 2016 Central American countries imported US$27 million worth of washing machines and parts from China, 14% more...

The “YoYo” Dollar Exchange Rate: ¢18 Colones Drop In Three Days

Q MONEY - After hitting almost ¢600 Colones to one US dollar last week, the reference rate today...

Here’s What Could Happen to Costa Rica’s Malls

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Today is Saturday and good chance you'll end up at the local mall....

Central Bank Says It Will Spend US$1 Billion To Shore Up The Colon

You Want Dollars? Have a billion! At a press conference and in the face of continued exchange rate...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595

Q COSTA RICA - The Colon exchange rate against the U.S. dollar continues its upward trend, given the...

Costa Rica Continues With The Highest Gasoline Prices In The Region

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica continues with the highest fuel prices in Central America. The Price of a...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other...

Utility Launches FTTH Service

Costa Rican power cooperative Coopesantos has announced the launch of a residential FTTH - Fiber to the Home...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

Financial Education in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, a large part of the population still has inadequate or no access to finance. This...

Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made on rentals in Costa Rica through...

India’s TVS Motor Driving Into Costa Rica and Central America

One of India’s leading two and three-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company Limited, announced last week its alliance with...

Banks Fear Increased Requests To Change Loans From Dollars to Colones

Q MONEY - A hike of ¢9.64 colones in the dollar exchange market since last Friday alone has...

New VAT Expected To Be Kept At 13 Percent

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica may opt for a lower value-added tax (VAT) rate if and when...

Costa Rica Investors Like Bricks and Mortar

QBUSINESS - Stable returns is the main characteristic of real estate funds which in Costa Rica have shown...

Dollar Exchange Hit ¢580 On Tuesday

Q COSTA RICA - The dollar exchange on Tuesday by some banks reached ¢580 colones for the sell....

Costa Rica’s Fruits Exports Beyond Pineapples And Bananas

Costa Rica has embarked on an export diversification strategy to take advantage of the surge in international demand...

In Costa Rica Fewer Checks, More Online Banking

The ease of making secure transactions with just one click, from the house, office or even a smartphone...

No Change in Unemployment in Costa Rica

The working-age population has increased, offsetting an increase in the employed population, with the national employment rate remaining...

Costa Rica Opens Trade Office in Rotterdam

Q BUSINESS - Coinciding with the two day visit of Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis in Holland...

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Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence this weekend, with some harsh words...

Mob Turns Violent Againt Police At End Of Soccer Game in San Carlos

A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

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Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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