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The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

McKinsey & Company Expanding in Costa Rica

McKinsey & Company has announced plans to further expand its Costa Rican office with...

Costa Rica Being Promoted As “Film Friendly”

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, there are a variety of locations and...

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...

Zara: 25 Years of International Expansion

The Zara stores, the flagship chain store of the Inditex group, celebrates 25 years...

Costa Rica Owned US Brewer Gets New CEO

Think of Labatt's Blue and you immediately think of Canada and hockey. But did...

Assets of Dissolved Corporations Are Not Lost

A common practice by many foreigners (and Costa Ricans alike) is to hold property,...

Costa Rica With The Largest Deficit in Central America

This year marks a decade of the last fiscal surplus that Costa Rica had....

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...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

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

Coca-Cola Company Moving Operations To Guanacaste

Anyone how has lived or continues to live in Guanacaste knows the problem with...

Bill Proposed To Lift Bank Secrecy Law in Costa Rica

Bank secrecy (or bank privacy) prohibits banks in Costa Rica providing to authorities personal...

Central Bank Changes Methodoloy For Setting Reference Dollar Exchange Rate

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

Fitch Revises Costa Rica’s Outlook To Negative; Affirms Ratings At ‘BB’

Fitch Ratings revised the rating of the Costa Rican economy from stable to negative,...

Three Families Receive A Quarter Of Government Spending On Rent

Five corporations (Sociedades Anominas or S.A.s'), controlled by three families, receive 24% of the...

Costa Rica, Second Most Prosperous Country in Latin America

Q COSTA RICA - The Legatum Prosperity Index 2016 ranked Costa Rica in the...

Damages Over Nate Expected To Fuel New Increases In Food Prices

An expected lower supply of vegetables, some fruits, meats and dairy products due to...

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...

Caution When Using An ATM in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - We can't stress this enough, especially this time of year...

Costa Rica Colon The Most Stable Currency In Latin America

QCOSTARICA - While devaluations are occurring all around, the Costa Rica Colon, the country's...

Costa Rica Unemployment Remains at 9.5%

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's unemployment rate remained at 9.5% at the end...

First Radisson Blu Signed in Costa Rica

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, has announced the...

Milk and Dairy War Heats Up In Costa Rica

Q BUSINESS - The largest dairy in Latin America, in a strategic agreement (alliance)...

Lala-Dos Pinos dairy war heats up

(QCR) The region’s dairy war is heating up, with an investment announced last month...

Swarovski to Open Global Business Service Center in Costa Rica

The crystal jewelry maker and retailer will be setting up a business services center...

Uber From Taxis To Food Delivery

Uber is diversifying its services in Costa Rica to food delivery on demand (comida...

Dollar Exchange Rate Expected To Move Starting In August

In a few months, the dollar exchange is expected to move, though experts are...

The Convenience of Convenience Stores in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Why head to the supermarket when you can get most of everything you...

The Four Types of Consumers in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Smart, listless, experimentalist and demanding, or satisfied, are the four types of Costa...

Sysco Takes Complete Control of Costa Rica’s Mayca

Sysco, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced that it has acquired the remaining...

Investment in Private Hospitals Grows in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, at least five medical centers are preparing to expand their current...

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