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South America does not help self-employed individuals thrive, study shows

Uruguay and Argentina finished last and next respectively in a study carried out by international consultants Expert Market on the difficulties faced by self-employed individuals in 57 countries, it was reported Saturday. The researchers, who specialize in comparing products and services worldwide, have concluded that...

World Bank’s IFC to finance $115 million for firms in Nicaragua

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is structuring a transaction to provide up to US$115 million in financing to Nicaragua’s Banco Lafise Bancentro to boost access to credit for small entrepreneurs and provide housing loans for families. In addition, IFC’s financing is linked...

One Step Closer to a Tax Reform

The Costa Rican Legislature has accepted a fast track bill that would transform the 13% sales tax into a Value Added Tax (VAT) and in addition a 4% rate on the purchase of packaging, wrapping and raw materials, among other things. The Impuesto al Valor...

Mobility in Latin America: Doing better than parents but not peers

In a promising sign of economic mobility across generations, access to education has grown leaps and bounds in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, more so, in fact, than any other region. Today more children are going to school for a longer time...

Costa Rica Hydropower Plant Demonstrates Good Practice In Sustainability

The Reventazón project in Costa Rica, the largest hydropower plant in Central America, has been classed as an example of international good practice in hydropower sustainability. It is the first hydropower plant in the region to undergo an official assessment under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a tool which...

World Bank: Costa Rica Shrunk Poverty By 28% Over Six Years

(QCOSTARICA) The percentage of Costa Ricans who live on US$4 or less (poverty as defined by the World Bank) fell from 17% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2013, representing a drop of 28% in six years, according to the latest report by the World...

Doing Business in Central American Cities

QCOSTARICA - A World Bank study has evaluated regulations which exist in 22 cities in the region for starting new business, registration, construction, and border trade. The study "Doing Business in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015" compares business regulations in 6 Central American...

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