Dollar Exchange Takes A Dive This Week

The dollar exchange rate dropped almost ¢4 colones in less than a week, as...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

The Central Bank announced it will end the SINPE (Sistema Nacional de Pagos Electrónicos)...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the...

Costa Rica Colon / US Dollar Exchange Rate Expectations

It is expected that under current economic conditions, the local currency will depreciate on...

Financial Planner Indicted In U.S. For Illegal “Ponzi” Could Be Forced To Forfeit Costa Rican Luxury Home

The founder of VisionQuest, a Raleigh, North Carolina, investment firm, charged with running an...

Opened In Costa Rica First Clothing Store Accepting Bitcoins

On Thursday, December 14, the first clothing store that will accept bitcoins opened in...

Ticos Up To Their Eyeballs In Consumer Debt: UCR Survey

The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading...

Why Income Taxes Are Immoral

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Plato argued that poets, “with their words and phrases” were...

Hacienda (Taxation) Confirms Internet Purchases Of Up To US$500 Are Tax Exempt

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) confirmed, through a statement issued today (November...

FAC Expands Online Card-Processing Services

Payments technology company First Atlantic Commerce  (FAC)  has expanded its online card-processing services across...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes...

Aresep Inspections Ensure Quantity And Quality of Gasoline Dispensed

The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) - Regulatory Authority of Public Services...

Costa Rica Slow Down in Dollar Loans

As of September of this year, the bank loan portfolio granted to the private...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Grows 23%

The number of cards in circulation in the country grew by 9% between July...

Full Time and Temporary Jobs Up For Grabs

Looking for work or a better job or career? Ekono is holding four job fairs...

Costa Rica Effective Dollar Rate Goes Up

The effective rate in dollars went up to 2.13% from 2.01% last week, while...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices...

Costa Rica’s Central Bank Gets US$1 Billion Credit Line To Strengthen Foreign Reserves

Costa Rica's Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica - BCCR) is getting a...

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36...

Three Reasons Universal Basic Income Will Never Work

Every so often a new study is released, concluding that a universal basic income...

“English” Is An Important Factor In High Paying Jobs in Costa Rica

More and more, a dominance level of English is a factor in higher paying...

ZipCar Launches Carsharing Service in Costa Rica

Q MONEY - Zipcar, the carsharing service, has announced it's launch in Costa Rica,...

Costa Rica Expands Access To Housing Finance

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de...

Another Ruling in Favor of Protectionism, Sala IV Ratifies Ban On Rice Promotions

  In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV has rejected an appeal of...

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...

Central Bank Changes Methodoloy For Setting Reference Dollar Exchange Rate

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

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

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

Costa Rica’S Autopistas del Sol Issues Landmark Project Bonds

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

New Measures to Control Rise In Dollar Exchange

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

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

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

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...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

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

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A group of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica demonstrated Friday afternoon in front of their country's Embassy located in Barrio la California, on the east...

Confrontation Leaves One Dead and Several Injured at Crucitas mine

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La Sele Unveils Alternate Uniform

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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An ambitious project of the Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Limón (Limon Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism) aims to turn the...

Cubana Celebrates 100th, “Hoping To Live 100 More”

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