10th CINDE Bilingual Job Fair Starts Today

Starting today (Friday) and running to Sunday, the tenth edition of the CINDE bilingual...

Closed For Business: Government Targets Short- Term Capital Inflows

Government to present draft legislation to discourage speculative capital coming in Last Minute News: 3:23pm...

UAE, Costa Rica discuss trade relations

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Costa Rica discussed bilateral relations and ways to...

Holdback On Card Transactions Suspended

COSTA RICA NEWS - The 1.78% holdback to retailers on credit and debit transactions,...

Banco Central To Build Buildings For Financial Superintendencies

QCOSTARICA - Through a real estate development fund, US$40 million dollars will be raised...

Comptroller General Says The Government Is Like A family Earning ¢100 But Spending ¢171

(QCOSTARICA) In simple terms, Comptroller General (Contralora General), Marta Acosta, explained that the economy ...

Costa Rica’s Economic Growth Lowest Since 2009

The growth of Costa Rica's economy will be slower than forecast, with a growth...

Banks Required To Be Stricter With Dollar Loans

The Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (Sugef) is requiring banks to be more strict...

Basic Passive Rate Drops To 6.55%

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) - Central Bank - dropped the Basic...

Costa Rica Choice For Indian IT Companies

Costa Rica is that the centre of expansion for many Indian IT firms who...

State Bank Finances First Private Hospital in Guanacaste

The Banco Popular is continuing its support of the Guanacate region, providing financing for...

Credit Card Slow Down Though Business Continues To Be Profitable

(QCOSTARICA) The credit card portfolio in the banking sector weakened in the last two...

Expomóvil Reports Success Despite Closure Of Fair Grouds

Despite that the doors of the Pedregal convention centre were shut by the municipality,...

Unemployment Falls To 9.5%

QCOSTARICA - 14,000 in Costa Rica left the unemployment line in the second quarter...

Limit On Consumer Credit Rates Proposed

Excessive interest rates in Costa Rica may soon be a thing of the past,...

Business vs. Government Over Shareholder Registry

In Costa Rica the private sector claims that the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de...

China-Costa Rica Economic Zone Under Discussion

“We’d like to see more Chinese investment in Costa Rica,” says Costa Rica's Trade...

Gold Mining Firm Threatens Suits

If you thought that the Canadian gold mining firm Industrias Infinitas had shot its...

Costa Rican FTAs Come Into Effect

Costa Rica's Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) has announced that its updated free trade agreement...

Credit Collections Increased 15% In First Half of 2013

Credit collections increased by 15% during the first half of the year according to...

Costa Rica: “Better handling of production costs can lead to lower prices”

Productos Agropecuarios VISA exports pineapples to Europe and the US Fresh Plaza - Although Productos...

Costa Rica: $26.7 million for Telecommunications Projects

The National Telecommunications Fund plans to develop seven projects in the areas of education,...

Retailers Usher in “Christmas Season” Confident In Sales Increase

The Christmas season has officially arrived in retail stores in Costa Rica and with...

Costa Rica: Annual Inflation up to March 3.05%

QCOSTARICA - A slight slowdown was seen compared with the data for February, inflation...

Hacienda Extends Consultation on Tax Reform

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) has postponed until April 17...

Franchising Experts To Meet in Costa Rica In First Central American Franchise Summit

Without a question, international franchises have flourished in Costa Rica. McDonalds, Buger King, KFCm...

Costa Rica: The “Other” Port Project

COSTA RICA BUSINESS NEWS --  While dockwokers at the Moín port of Limón took...

The Return of Corporation Tax?

QCOSTARICA - The government of Luis Guillermo Solis aims to revive the corporation tax,...

Banks Tempt Customers At Expoconstrucción

Visitors to the Expoconstrucción 2013 (ends today) not only have the option to view...

Costa Rica’s Foreign Investment For 2014 Estimated at US$600 Million

The Coalición de Iniciativas para el Desarrollo (CINDE) - Costa Rica's foreign investment board...

Moody’s Lowers Costa Rica’s Outlook To Negative

Moody's Investors Service lowered its outlook on Costa Rica to negative, citing worries about...

Deadline Today For Payment of ‘Corporations Tax’

The deadline of  is today (Friday) is nearly here for more than half a...

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