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Tuesday 22 August 2017

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

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

No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

QCOSTARICA - One of the problems of many foreigners non-residents in Costa Rica is opening a bank account....

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....

‘Nobody Wants Costa Rica To Be Another Greece’, President Solis

  President Luis Guillermo Solis shakes off criticism following his Tuesday evening's television address to the nation that Costa...

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...

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...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica Government Faces “Liquidity” Problems

President Luis Guillermo Solis announced Tuesday night that the government "faces liquidity difficulties to pay its obligations and...

‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

From September 1 to December 1, companies can take advantage of an amnesty to bring to date their...

Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

QCR - Walmart last Friday, July 14, opened its 10th store in the country, located in the city...

5 Costa Rican Startups to Watch Out For

Costa Rica is home to many of the world's most exciting and innovative startups. Every year, new entrepreneurs...

Rawlings Announced Closure of Costa Rica Plant, 200 Lay Offs

(qCOSTARICA) Operating in the country since 1987, Rawlings, the manufactureR of balls for Major League Baseball (MLB) in...

Central Bank Changes Methodoloy For Setting Reference Dollar Exchange Rate

Q COSTA RICA - The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank - applied on Tuesday...

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...

U.S. Remittances To Costa RicaUp In First Quarter of 2017

According to data published by the Banco Central (Central Bank), as part of the quarterly balance of payments...

Government Proposes To Charge A 15% Tax For Using Services Like Netflix

Intent on solving the country's current financial problems, the government today (Thursday) presented to legislators a new tax...

What Happents To Property Of Dissolved Corporations For Not Paying The ‘Corporations Tax’??

In less than two weeks, on September 1, the 'Corporations Tax', (Impuesto Personas Juridicas in Spanish) kicks in...

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...

Santa Ana, Costa Rica Home Featured In HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt 2017”

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Tour amazing homes, vote for your faves and and enter for your chance...

Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Rate Continues to Rise

Q COSTA RICA - In the first four months of the year the price of the dollar in...

Dollar Exchange Hit ¢580 On Tuesday

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

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...

Government Threatens Local Businesses With Fines For Links Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Restaurants and hotels expose themselves to sanctions and administrative procedures per campaign of royalties...

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...

Banco Central Proposes Change in Method for Calculating Exchange Rate

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica - BCCR) proposes modifying the...

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...

McKinsey & Company Expanding in Costa Rica

McKinsey & Company has announced plans to further expand its Costa Rican office with the opening of 250...

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...

Bancredito Branches Will Cease To Operate On July 14; 500 Employees Being Laid Off

The State bank, Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Bancrédito) has literally only days of life of operating as...

Monge Consumer Goods Retail Chain Secures US$120 Million Loan To Refinance Debt

Q BUSINESS - Are Costa Rica's importadoras (retailers) in financial trouble? Earlier this year, one of the country...

“No Hay Plata” – No Free Lunch In Costa Rica!

After recognizing the serious liquidity problems, last week the government of Luis Guillermo Solis has announced it will...

Moín Megaport Opening Postponed Until 2019

The opening of the container terminal that is being built by APM Terminals in Limón will occur in...

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Why Savvy Fliers Fly To The Canadian North To Go To Europe or Asia

Q TRAVEL - One of the best ways and at times more economical to go east to Europe or west to Asia now is...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in Costa Rica occurring shortly after 1...

OIJ Presumes Body Found In River Is Brother of Murdered Model

The body of a young male found this Sunday in Esparza is believed to be related to the murder of model Isamar Villata, 24...
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Travelling to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

History of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is apart of Luzerne County and it is one of the...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down to only one lane, at kilometer...

Higher Dollar and Interest Rates Slowed Consumer Spending

The constant instability of the dollar exchange rate and the increase in interest rates, especially in colones, have slowed the growth of consumer spending...

Cloudy Skies and Rain May Cloud Costa Rica View Of Eclipse

While million across the U.S. and the world are in the path of totality for today's solar eclipse, in Costa Rica the eclipse is...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

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...

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...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

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...

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...

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