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Strong Demand Pushes Up US Dollar Exchange

The strong demand for the US dollar that remains in the foreign exchange market, compared to the available supply, raised this Tuesday, October 30, again, the average price of the dollar in the wholesale market, up to ¢609.90, a rise in ¢4.84 compared to...

Venezuelans Struggle to Adjust to Currency Revaluation

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Venezuelans struggled Monday to calculate prices of food and household goods as a new currency scheme aimed at taming runaway inflation went into effect. Withdrawing cash from automated teller machines at a Mercantil bank branch in Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 20, 2018 The new...

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 trip or at an ATM when at your destination, looking closely at the unusual coins and bills is the first step towards getting to know the culture of the place...

QTIPS: About Travel Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island, Costa Rica is home to around 4.9 million people; over 300,000 live in the...

Can You Imagine A Costa Rica Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Costa Rica are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. Even after living in Costa Rica for almost two decades, I am still awed by figures in the tens, even hundreds...

How to Save Money Abroad: Thinking Like An Economist

A record number of tourists and business travelers visited another country in 2016, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally. One thing you definitely need when traveling abroad besides a passport is local currency, such as euros in Europe, yen in...

Colombia’s peso at 7-month high as global oil prices tumble

The Colombian Peso is trading above the 3,000 benchmark The Colombian peso lost 7 months of gains against the U.S. dollar, Tuesday, trading above the 3,000 peso benchmark as increased supply by several key oil producing nations hammered crude futures. Currencies of leading oil exporting nations...

Costa Rica Colon The Most Stable Currency In Latin America

QCOSTARICA - While devaluations are occurring all around, the Costa Rica Colon, the country's currency, remains stable with the least variation against the U.S. dollar in the last 12 months. In August (10) last year, the dollar exchange was ¢545, while today it is ¢541,...

New Currency Exchange to be Chosen for Juan Santamaría (San José) Airport

QCOSTARICA - Following the ending of the contract with the company Consorcio Exact Change, which offers the service of exchanging currency at the San José airport, Aeris Holding Costa Rica has started procedures for selecting a new provider. The company managing Juan Santamaria International (SJO)...

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