Wednesday 24 February 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

About 29,000 small businesses disappeared in one year

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

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

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

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%...

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...

Colon will not depreciate in 2021, according to specialists

QCOSTARICA - What will happen to the dollar exchange rate in 2021? Will there...

Dollar exchange closes 2020 at ¢615.43, the highest of the year

QCOSTARICA - This Wednesday, December 30, the U.S. dollar closed at the highest price...

Costa Rica among the Latin countries where inflation fell the most during the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica, along with Nicaragua, are the countries where inflation fell the...

It seems we haven’t hit bottom yet

QCOSTARICA - Employment would be affected by low investment levels, sales of goods and...

Tourism crisis does not yield at a time when assistance to the sector ends

QCOSTARICA - The crisis in the tourism sector does not give way and the...

Costa Rica restaurant owners envision 2021 with a strong accent on digital business

QCOSTARICA - The big franchises and casual dining restaurants in Costa Rica hope to...

Central Bank forecasts inflation below 2% in the next two years

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Central Bank forecasts continue to show that in 2021 and...

Unemployment in Costa Rica expected to rise in January, according to employers

QCOSTARICA - In January unemployment is expected to increase, while the economic recovery would...

Costa Rica is among the most indebted in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Costa Rica stands out in Latin America for being...

Banco Nacional receives guarantee to lend ¢128 billion to clients affected by the pandemic

QCOSTARICA  - The Banco Nacional (BN)already has the guarantee to use a special fund...

Fifco dismisses 500 employees, 10% of its payroll in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO), the Costa Rican based holding company...

High demand for the dollar resurfaces and interventions by the Central Bank return

QCOSTARICA - The U.S. dollar returns to the fore after weeks without shocks, and...

Moody’s: Costa Rica’s credit profile matches its current rating

QCOSTARICA - Moody’s credit rating agency issued a statement Tuesday afternoon indicating that Costa...

US arrivals to Costa Rica quadrupled in November

QCOSTARICA - The opening of the air borders on November 1 to all nationalities...

Dollar exchange now two and a half months above ¢600

QCOSTARICA - Since September 18, the price of the dollar exchange has remained above...

Consumer pessimism in Costa Rica decreased a bit at the end of 2020

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican consumers remain pessimistic regarding their assessment of the economy, although...

Costa Rica government spends more on wages than the average of any region in the world

QCOSTARICA - It has been said over and over that Costa Rica is the...

Pressure on dollar exchange begins to give ground: Will it be sustainable?

QCOSTARICA - After peaking on November 11, at ¢616.58 according to the Banco Central...

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