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Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth
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Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado has said that addressing Costa Rica's economy is among his administration's biggest challenges. Now, President Alvarado will be getting into specifics. Over the coming…

Costa Rica reduces fiscal deficit more than anticipated
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rica reduces fiscal deficit more than anticipated

AFP and The Tico Times - January 22, 2019

Costa Rica closed 2018 with a fiscal deficit of 6 percent of its GDP, below the 7.2 percent that had been projected by the Central Bank, President…

Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica
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Bitcoin
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Costa Rican crypto: The Bitcoin economy in Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - January 4, 2019

Costa Ricans can legally receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency, and given the impending financial crisis in Costa Rica, does it make sense to do so?…

IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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IMF projects economic slowdown in Costa Rica in 2018

AFP and The Tico Times - December 13, 2018

The economy of Costa Rica will slow in 2018 and reach a growth of 2.6% on the year, concluded a report from a team of International Monetary…

Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation
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Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflation

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2018

For the first time in history, the Costa Rican Colon surpassed 600 colones per dollar. On Wednesday, some banks were reporting an exchange rate of ₡616 for…

Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly
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Four presidential candidates in favor of breaking fuel monopoly

L. Arias - July 31, 2017

Four of five presidential candidates who took part in a debate late last week said they would support breaking up the fuel monopoly held by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery…

Costa Rica enforces new methodology for calculating dollar exchange rate
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Costa Rica enforces new methodology for calculating dollar exchange rate

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) has enforced a new methodology to calculate the reference exchange rate of the US dollar, and it has already showed…

Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL
Business
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Business
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Ombudsman’s Office opposes hikes in electricity rates for CNFL

L. Arias - June 13, 2017

Officials from the Ombudsman's Office attended a public hearing at the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to voice their rejection of two hikes in electricity rates requested by…

Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
Business
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Business
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

Costa Rica’s new international airport expected to open in 2027
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Business
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Costa Rica’s new international airport expected to open in 2027

L. Arias - June 1, 2017

Public Works and Transport (MOPT) Minister Carlos Villalta announced Wednesday that the construction of Costa Rica’s new Metropolitan International Airport will begin next year and that a…

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