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Costa Rica employers optimistic about hiring in Q4
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Costa Rica employers optimistic about hiring in Q4

L. Arias - September 8, 2015

Employers in Costa Rica reported cautious optimism in their hiring plans for the fourth quarter of this year, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday…

Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit to reach 6.9 percent of GDP in 2016
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Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit to reach 6.9 percent of GDP in 2016

Zach Dyer - September 2, 2015

Costa Rica’s 2016 budget is set to see the smallest percentage increase in 10 years, but the deficit continues to rise, according to comments from acting Finance Minister…

Solís: No cuts to education, security budgets in 2016
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Solís: No cuts to education, security budgets in 2016

Zach Dyer - August 31, 2015

In his weekly television address to the nation, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said there would be no new cuts to public education, security or anti-poverty…

Latin American currencies sink to 22-year low as stocks tumble
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Latin American currencies sink to 22-year low as stocks tumble

Paula Sambo and Denyse Godoy | The Washington Post - August 24, 2015

SÃO PAULO — Latin American currencies slid to a 22-year low and stocks joined a global selloff Monday on speculation that the region's economic contraction will deepen…

Lawmakers move forward with $13.5 million bailout plan for tourism sector
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Lawmakers move forward with $13.5 million bailout plan for tourism sector

L. Arias - August 18, 2015

Small and medium-sized tourism entrepreneurs hit by the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 likely will receive a boost to meet overdue debts and keep their businesses open. A…

US economy revives in 2nd quarter
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US economy revives in 2nd quarter

Veronica Smith | AFP - July 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy revived in the second quarter, shaking off its winter slumber as consumers flung open their wallets and exports rebounded, official data released…

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Latin American economic growth just 0.5 percent this year, says UN

AFP - July 29, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow just 0.5 percent this year, half the previous forecast and the lowest level in six…

Most Costa Ricans still prefer to pay in cash, study finds
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Most Costa Ricans still prefer to pay in cash, study finds

L. Arias - July 23, 2015

More than half of Costa Rican adults — 62 percent — own a debit or credit card but most of them still prefer to use cash for…

Hiring outlook in Costa Rica up 3 percent over last quarter, survey finds
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Hiring outlook in Costa Rica up 3 percent over last quarter, survey finds

L. Arias - June 9, 2015

Employers in Costa Rica reported slightly optimistic hiring plans for the next three months, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday by consulting firm Manpower. The…

Costa Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent
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Costa Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent

George Rodriguez and AFP - May 19, 2015

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 10.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, a slight increase over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC) reported…

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