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Latin America to stagnate on Venezuela, Brazil, World Bank says
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Latin America to stagnate on Venezuela, Brazil, World Bank says

David Biller | Bloomberg - January 6, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Latin America's economy will stagnate in 2016 as commodity-dependent countries such as Brazil and Venezuela drag down the entire region, offsetting a positive…

Experts: US Fed rate hike will affect most dollar loans in Costa Rica
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Experts: US Fed rate hike will affect most dollar loans in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

The U.S. Federal Reserve announcement Wednesday of its first interest rate increase in more than nine years is expected to affect about 87 percent of variable interest rates that Costa…

This will be the biggest question when the Fed starts raising rates
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This will be the biggest question when the Fed starts raising rates

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - December 16, 2015

Whenever the Federal Reserve does start raising interest rates – whether this week, as seems likely, or next year – the biggest question will be whether the Fed eventually…

Costa Rica businesses want more moderately-skilled workers
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Costa Rica businesses want more moderately-skilled workers

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Costa Rica firms have a better outlook on their near future than they did last year, according to a new business survey, the second to be released this week.…

Hiring outlook in Costa Rica positive for next year
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Hiring outlook in Costa Rica positive for next year

L. Arias - December 8, 2015

The new year may bring good news on Costa Rica's job front. According to the most recent employment outlook survey from consultant company Manpower, 22 percent of employers plan to hire…

Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey
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Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey

L. Arias - December 3, 2015

While Christmas is the shopping season par excellence, most workers in Costa Rica say they will leave their Christmas bonus, or aguinaldo, in their bank account, according to…

Costa Rica consumer confidence improves but still low, study finds
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Costa Rica consumer confidence improves but still low, study finds

L. Arias - November 26, 2015

Consumer optimism about the country’s economic outlook improved slightly in the past three months, according to results of the Consumer Confidence Index released Wednesday by the University of…

US Fed officials emphasize gradual tightening
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US Fed officials emphasize gradual tightening

Steve Matthews and Matthew Boesler | Bloomberg - November 12, 2015

Federal Reserve officials stressed Thursday that policy should be tightened only gradually after U.S. interest rates are increased for the first time since 2006, with New York…

Costa Rica to drop interest rates in attempt to jump-start economy
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Costa Rica to drop interest rates in attempt to jump-start economy

Zach Dyer - October 21, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís has been pummeled by opponents over his handling of the economy since he took office last year, but he tried to parry those…

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Here’s what Wall Street is saying about Fed interest rates remaining unchanged

Julie Verhage and Luke Kawa | Bloomberg - September 17, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5-Jc3l42-g Following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at historic lows, there is no shortage of reaction from analysts and economists across Wall Street. Here's…

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