Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the...

Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

(QCOSTARICA) -- The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are...

Costa Rica Sustainable Model & Investment Opportunities

Q BUSINESS - The Business Year (TBY) gathered together three prominent businessmen in Costa...

Does the government have the money to pay the Aguinaldo for this 2018?

If you ask me today if I have it, I say no (...). There...

Devaluating The Colon Divides Candidates

Devaluating the colon is the major difference, a clash point, between the economic teams...

Multinationals Leaving Costa Rica Took With Them 4.500 Jobs

QCOSTARICA - A total of  4.680 people were laid off this year, resulting from...

Higher Dollar and Interest Rates Slowed Consumer Spending

The constant instability of the dollar exchange rate and the increase in interest rates,...

ICE Reports 1st. Quarter Loss Of ¢33 Billion Due To Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Q COSTA RICA - Like many in Costa Rica whose income is in colones...

Moody’s Questions Tax Benefit Of Plan To Handle Illiquidity in Costa Rica

  According to Moody's, the plan to reduce expenses announced by President Luis Guillermo Solís...

An End To Excessive Perks For Government Employees Proposed

The majority of legislators declared war on a series of salary bonuses ("pluses salariales"...

Hacienda Ruled Out Aguinaldo On Dec. 6 For Civil Servants

Public sector employees can breathe a little easier now that the Plan Fiscal has...

Amazon Adds 1.000 New Jobs in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Amazon Support Services Costa Rica is hiring an additional 1.000...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as...

Bacardi Opens New Shared Service Centre in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS - Bacardi, the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in...

Exchange rate pressures would hide end of the year seasonality when the dollar tends to fall

Throughout the year, the dollar exchange market experiences seasonal effects as a result of...

Fitch Issues Costa Rica Alert

Fitch Ratings has given Costa Rica 90 days to resolve its public finances before...

Costa Rica GDP Up 3.2% in 2017

The increase reported at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 is mainly...

Wastelectric To Invest US$390 million in Costa Rica to Convert Solid Waste Into Electricity

Within 30 months, Costa Rica could have the largest electric generating plant via gasification...

Legislators Approve Plan Fiscal, President Signs Into Law

Legislators on Monday afternoon approved in second and final debate the Plan Fiscal -...

Amazon Looking To Hire 1,500 To Expand Costa Rica Operations

(QCOSTARICA) Great news for those looking for work or to improve their current, Amazon.com...

Banks Throttle Back Slightly On The Dollar, As Spiral Upwads Continues

It's been a frantic week, a financial rollercoaster for the dollar exchange. In the...

Costa Rica Readies To Attract More Cruises

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

Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs…As Established Companies Looking To Hire

Despite the general consensus of late among many that the business climate in Costa...

Costa Rica Takes Gold For Most Prosperous In Central America, According to CNN Español (Video)

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica, the land of "Pura Vida",  takes the gold...

Costa Rica Strong Increase in the Financial Deficit

The financial deficit up to October 2017 reached 4.6% of GDP, above the 3.9%...

Costa Rica YoY Inflation to June 2017 is 1.77%

Q COSTA RICA - In June the consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.08%,...

New Measures to Control Rise In Dollar Exchange

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) or Central Bank has raised the monetary...

Accenture To Expand Costa Rica Operations, Add 300 Jobs

COSTA RICA NEWS --From New York, President Luis Guillermo Solís, announced that Accenture, that...

U.S. Interception of Costa Rican Products With Pests Decreased

QCOSTARICA - According to data from the State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), part of the...

“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 Visitors Spending More

(QCOSTARICA) The Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica - BCCR) says it registered...

Costa Rica Losses in the Agricultural Sector

84,000 hectares of crops were flooded and 67,000 kilos of trout and tilapia, 24,000...

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