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Thursday 17 August 2017

Costa Rica Economic Outlook Up To May

THE Q - Although the gradual process of credit dedollarization continues, the Central Bank has warned that a...

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...

Bureaucracy And The New Convention Center

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica the new Centro Nacional de Congresos y Convenciones (CNCC) - National...

Costa Rica Sustainable Model & Investment Opportunities

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

NO To Fixing Rice Prices In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The Comisión para la Promoción de la Competencia (Coprocom) - Commission for the Promotion...

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...

TransPerfect to Open Costa Rica Contact Center, 120 New Jobs

(Q BUSINESS) -- TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of translation services and technology solutions for global...

Regulator Proposes Limitations on Bank Loans

Q COSTA RICA - The General Superintendency of Financial Institutions (SUGEF) is proposing banks have additional capital requirements...

Costa Rica’s Electronic Invoicing Could be Done in Dollars

Q COSTA RICA - An amendment to the regulations of the income and sales tax laws, which will...

Panama Papers Law Firm Founder Says Scandal Set Off Tax Shelter Boom in US

Q24N (AFP) - The co-founder of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal says...

Half of New Vehicles Sold In Costa Rica Are Financed

Q COSTA RICA - Here is something that is of no surprise to most in Costa Rica, about...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

TODAY NICARAGUA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country...

Nicaragua Annual Inflation up to March 2017 is 3.66%

TODAY NICARAGUA – The monthly variation in March was 0.12%, mainly explained by the behavior of prices of...

Costa Rica Beer Imports Up 67%

Q COSTA RICA - Beer imports to Costa Rica in the last four years went from us$8.8 million...

Gasoline To Be More Expensive In May

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

Discovery Aims to Make Viewers Tourists With ‘Discovery Costa Rica’ Project

Q24N (Bloomberg) Discovery Communications Inc. is licensing its name for a US$1 billion eco-tourism park in Costa Rica...

More Ticos Than Ever Are Travelling Abroad, Survey Reveals

Q COSTA RICA - The numbers are in, low airfares, the arrival of low-cost airlines and stable dollar...

Supermarket Chains Ready With Discounts For Semana Santa Shopping

Q COSTA RICA - Supermarket chains in Costa Rica are ready for Semana Santa, stocking their aisles and...

Who Sells to the Government in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA - In 2016 the number of companies that sold goods and services to government institutions...

Payless Closures In The U.S. Does Not Affect Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – The Payless ShoeSource filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States will not...

Hospira Move To Costa Rica Confirmed

Q COSTA RICA - Hospira,  the larqest producer of generic injectable pharmaceuticals in the world, confirmed that it...

Costa Rica Marriott Hotels Has New Owners

Marriott Costa Rica. Photo 5starbed.com The Grupo Cuestamoras announced the sale of three of its hotel properties in Costa...

TOTAL Sells It’s Gas Stations in Costa Rica To Panama’s Delta

Q COSTA RICA – Panama’s Delta reports the purchase of Costa Rica’s Total gas stations. According to the...

New Car Dealers Forced To Register 2018 Cars As 2017

Q COSTA RICA - When is a 2018 model car year a 2017?  When in Costa Rica and...

Central Bank’s Intervention to Stabilize Exchange Rate

Q MONEY - In the last several weeks we've seen the Dollar exchange rate go from 545/558 colones...

San Jose Announced Plans For “Tech” Business Park

Q COSTA RICA - While the growth of business parks has been mainly to the west of San...

PriceSmart Santa Ana To Open in Late 2017

Q BUSINESS - PriceSmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America and the Caribbean, says...

Costa Rica Beer Market Growing: Genessee Beer Joins The Growing List Of Beer Brands

Q COSTA RICA  - Costa Rica's Florida Ice & Farm Co (FIFCO) has started selling the Genesee beer...

Costa Rica Construction Sector Grew 4.2% in 2016

Q COSTA RICA - The number of constructions works in Costa Rica grew by 4.2% compared to 2015,...

Central America, Colombia and The Needle Trade

Q BUSINESS - Two Colombian companies in the textile and apparel sector are expanding in Central America, with...

The Corporations Tax Is On. Legislators Approve Bill In Second And Final Debate.

Q COSTA RICA - On Thursday, March 16, legislators approved in second and final debate the "tax on...

Prospects for Financial Companies in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA BUSINESS - After closing 2016 with a 37% drop in profits, financial companies expect to...

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Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now being sold in El Salvador and...

Downtown San Jose Through The Eyes of Ronald Duran Martinez

All photo from Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/ronald.duranmartinez

Uber Users In Costa Rica Are Exempt From Sanctions For Using The Illegal Transport

As the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) crack down on Uber drivers, users (passengers) can rest assured as they are not exposed to any...

Ankle Bracelets A La Costa Rican

At 18 years of age, due to his drug addiction, on conviction, a judge ordered electronic monitoring and house arrest in lieu of prison....

LATAM To Commence On Jan. 1 Flights Between Lima and San Jose

Starting January 1, 2018, LATAM Airlines Peru will begin service between Lima (LIM) and San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, from 1 January 2018. The airline...

Costa Rica Expands Access To Housing Finance

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de Educadores (Coopenae), a leading savings and credit cooperative in Costa...

Costa Rica Snake Hitches Ride To Scotland

The Daily Record reports a snake hitched a free ride from Costa Rica to Scotland on a pineabpple before it was discovered by a...

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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...

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...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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