Finance Hacienda Requires Public Entities to Invest in State Banks

COSTA RICA NEWS - Public institutions are now required make investments only with state...

Costa Rica’s Luxury Home Tax Benefits Poor Families

Costa Rica's so-called 'Solidarity Tax', an annual tax on luxury homes, has enabled the...

Bad News, Gas Prices Up

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

Costa Rica Interest Rates Continue to Rise

Q COSTA RICA BUSINESS - The Passive Base Rate (Tasa Básica Pasiva in Spanish)...

Things You Didn’t Know About Pricesmart

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Althouh the Q! tried to get information directly from PriceSmart,...

Taxman Gets Tough on Cheaters

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS - The Directorate General of Taxation (taxman) informs the closure...

Costa Rica Imposes New Restrictions On Bank Transfers

Q COSTA RICA - Banks in Costa Rica have reached an agreement to amend...

Say What, Gasoline Prices Going Up?

QCOSTARICA - Better start filling up the gas tank, for the honeymoon of low...

Eliminating High Value Notes Would Help Fight Crime?

Q24N - Large denomination bills, such as the 500 euros, US$100 and CA$1.000 (though...

Consumers Can Have Harassing Creditor Calls Blocked

COSTA RICA NEWS - Borrowing money on appliances and other goods and unpaid credit...

All Credit and Debit Cards in Costa Rica To Be Replaced In The Next 6 Years

QCOSTARICA - All credit and debits cards issued by the banks in the country...

Dollar Hits Costa Rican Exporters

QCOSTARICA - The overvaluation of the Colon against the US dollar is hurting the...

Loans in Dollars in Costa Rica Get More Expensive

(QCOSTARICA) Arguing an attempt to control credit growth in dollars, the Central Bank will...

Simplified Process Results In 15,000 New Accounts For BCR

QCOSTARICA - The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) reports the opening of 15,000 new...

Europe’s Top Banks Are Cutting Losses In Latin America

QCOSTARICA (Bloomberg) -- European banks are on the retreat all across Latin America. Societe Generale...

“Black Friday” Turns Into “Fin de Semana Negro”

QCOSTARICA - This year, in Costa Rica "Black Friday" has become Fin de Semana...

NO To Fixing Rice Prices In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The Comisión para la Promoción de la Competencia (Coprocom) -...

Dollar Exchange Remained Unchanged All Week

COSTA RICA MONEY - The dollar exchange rate maintained almost unchanged all week, compared...

ZipCar Launches Carsharing Service in Costa Rica

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

Retailers Say There Will Be No Immediate Drop in Prices Despite Downward Trend in Dollar Exchange

The dollar exchange has dropped in the last couple of weeks and continues on...

Regulator Approves Hike In Gasoline Prices

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - With the start of the new year comes, you...

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...

Merger Of Two Costa Rica State Banks Proposed. Damage or Benefit?

One of the things the new group of legislators that take their curuls (seats)...

Gasoline To Be More Expensive In May

Q COSTA RICA - On Monday the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) made the...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

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

Costa Rica Still With The Highest Fuel Prices In The Region

(qCOSTARICA) In a report by Centralamericandata.com of a roundup of gasoline prices in Central...

Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Rate Continues to Rise

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

New Law Allows Use of Intangibles As Collateral

QCOSTARICA - On May 20, the Secured Transactions Act  (Ley de Garantías Mobiliarias -...

Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Costa Rican Private Banks

QCOSTARICA BUSINESS - Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Costa Rican Private Banks Following Peer...

Chinese Vehicles Make Their Way Into The Costa Rican Market

Good chance you've seen the brands: BYD, Changan, Geely, Great Wall, JAC and ZAP...

Now That Bitcoins Are Worth More Than Their Weight in Gold, Is It Time For Central Banks To Make Their Own?

(Q24N) The history of gold trading can be traced back hundreds of years while...

Costa Rica: Bank Secrecy Under Discussion

QCOSTARICA - An initiative that is being discussed in the Legislative Assembly would lift...

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