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Unemployment in Costa Rica registers slight decline but remains high at 11.4%
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unemployment in Costa Rica registers slight decline but remains high at 11.4%

AFP and The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

Unemployment in Costa Rica, the government's main economic concern, registered a slight decline in the third quarter of the year but remained at a high level of…

Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 10, 2019

Costa Rica fell seven spots to 62nd in the latest Global Competitiveness Index rankings, which were released by the World Economic Forum this week. The index considers…

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

New competition will fund green projects for small companies
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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New competition will fund green projects for small companies

Alissa Grosskopf - September 5, 2018

The Promoter of External Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) have joined forces to launch a new contest…

Costa Rica and China sign agreement to encourage investment and commerce
China
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China
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Costa Rica and China sign agreement to encourage investment and commerce

AFP - September 5, 2018

Costa Rica and China signed a cooperation agreement on Monday regarding the Silk Road Economic Belt, a Beijing initiative that aims to encourage trade and investment. The…

Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform
Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Costa Rica's Fiscal deficit
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Economy faces downturn due to lack of tax reform

AFP and Tico Times - July 24, 2018

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned Monday that the economy will face a growing public deficit and stunted growth if Congress doesn’t pass tax reform.…

World Bank supports Costa Rican spending cuts
Economy
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Economy
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World Bank supports Costa Rican spending cuts

AFP - June 1, 2018

The World Bank expressed support Thursday for the spending cuts proposed by the government of Costa Rica to address the country's fiscal deficit, which has reached 6.2…

Finance Minister: Costa Rica needs drastic spending cuts
Economy
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Economy
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Finance Minister: Costa Rica needs drastic spending cuts

AFP - May 31, 2018

Costa Rica's new Finance Minister, Rocío Aguilar, presented a package of drastic cuts to public spending at the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday and asked legislators to support…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

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