Wednesday 24 February 2021

Restaurant owners applaud the end of the daytime restriction on weekends

QCOSTARICA - The elimination of the daytime sanitary vehicle restrictions in less than a...

Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil have administered the highest number of doses per capita to date.

QCOSTARICA - Widespread vaccination is the key to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and reinforcing...

Fiber optic Internet coverage grew 146% in one year

QCOSTARICA - The coverage of fiber optic networks used to bring broadband Internet to...

Pandemic setback: Tourist visits to Costa Rica fell to 1998 levels

QCOSTARICA - If there were doubts about the impact of COVID-19 on the Costa...

Ríos Tropicales rafting company announces closure

HQ - The Costa Rican rafting company, Ríos Tropicales, closed permanently due to the...

Economic situation difficult for Ticos to buy beyond the basics

QCOSTARICA - In Costa Rica, there is little demand for products beyond those for...

Export of services stagnated in 2020, after 10 years of sustained growth

QCOSTARICA - The value of services sector exports, excluding tourism, stagnated last year, after...

Consumers: Who are the Most Optimistic for 2021?

QCOSTARICA - Regarding what is expected economically for 2021, in Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador,...

Interventions by the Central Bank will be key so that Colon does not depreciate this yea

QCOSTARICA - The notorious influence of the Central Bank (Banco Central) to control the...

Unemployment in Costa Rica closed 2020 at 20%

QCOSTARICA - The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) reported Thursday, February 4,...

Informal employment rises faster from the crisis

QCOSTARICA - Informal employment was the hardest hit by the economic crisis caused by...

Costa Rica sees ailing tourism sector stagnant in 2021 after COVID-19 blow

QCOSTARICA  - Tourism to Costa Rica will likely stagnate this year at the sharply...

If you get called to tell you that your vaccine is ready, be careful! It may be a scam

QCOSTARICA - Posing as bank employees, announcing that you have won a prize and...

Fuels will change color

HQ - If you hadn't noticed, the fuels you put into your vehicle's gas...

Costa Ricans the most pessimistic in the Isthmus about the economic situation in 2021

QCOSTARICA - Costa Ricans are the Central Americans who view the country's economic future...

Government compensated Aeris for less air traffic at San Jose airport

QCOSTARICA - Given the decrease in air traffic in 2020 due to the Covid-19...

If your monthly income exceeds ¢683 thousand, you would have to pay income tax

QCOSTARICA - The potential development of the global income tax may lead to paying...

Tourism sector advocates attracting digital nomads

QCOSTARICA - Attracting remote workers or digital nomads is the intention of the National...

About 29,000 small businesses disappeared in one year

QCOSTARICA - About 29,000 microenterprises disappeared in 2019, according to the latest figures by...

IMF loan must be approved in the Assembly no later than the beginning of June

QCOSTARICA - The Legislative Assembly must approve the US$1.75 billion dollar "soft" loan from...

Services, medical industry and teleworking cushioned the fall in foreign investment

QCOSTARICA - In a pandemic year where global value chains were broken, key economies...

Price of Tomato beginning to return to normal

QCOSTARICA - This report may seem odd to some, but not for those who...

Couple created a mobile mini-supermarket on wheels to bring back the shopping experience to the elderly

QCOSTARICA - Taking their inspiration from the traditional fruit carts that still make their...

Printed voucher for purchases under ¢30,000 was eliminated from January 1

QCOSTARICA - Did you notice that lately your local pulperia, supermarket, big box store...

New criteria for calculating VAT in outsourcing services could raise costs

Businesses that outsource services must collect the VAT (Value Added Tax) from their clients...

Current account balances in colones fell at the end of 2020, but in dollars it remained on the rise

QCOSTARICA - Towards the end of 2020, the balance of bank accounts in colones...

Tourist arrivals to Costa Rica fell 68% last year compared to 2019

QCOSTARICA - Arrivals of foreign tourists to Costa Rica by all routes fell 67.7%...

If the IMF option fails there would be no plan B

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, January 11, the central government began negotiations with the International...

Can an employer force a worker to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

QCOSTARICA - After the world struggled for months to find a vaccine against COVID-19,...

Costa Rica recovers more than 18,000 jobs from the most critical moment of the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - The Continuous Employment Survey (ECE) of the National Institute of Statistics and...

Finance Minister rules out VAT increase and tax on bank transactions

QCOSTARICA - The Minister of Finance, Elian Villegas, totally ruled out that the Government...

It’s January and that means it’s “tax time”!

QCOSTARICA - The first month of 2021 has a calendar abundant in declarations and...

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