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Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years
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Dollar exchange rate reaches highest price in seven years

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The exchange rate of the Costa Rican colón against the dollar reached ₡581.90 (to sell) and ₡569.26 (to buy) on Thursday, the highest since January 2010. The…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms
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State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms

L. Arias - May 4, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he knows that the change he promised during his campaign has not been exactly what the people expected, but said that “Costa…

Costa Rica’s exports of goods up from last year
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Costa Rica’s exports of goods up from last year

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Exports of goods during the first quarter of this year grew 8.7 percent over the same period last year, officials from the Foreign Trade Ministry and the…

Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement
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Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

The employment and production outlook among industrial sector companies does not look very positive for the rest of this year, a survey from the Costa Rican Chamber of…

Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January
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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January

L. Arias - April 23, 2017

APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating…

Construction of Discovery Costa Rica set to begin in 2018
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Construction of Discovery Costa Rica set to begin in 2018

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Leaders of government, business and diplomacy met at the the National Theater Tuesday to provide details about the massive new adventure park that Discovery will open in Guanacaste in…

Tourism Chamber: Please support businesses outside Poás safety perimeter
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Tourism Chamber: Please support businesses outside Poás safety perimeter

L. Arias - April 18, 2017

The National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) is calling on the population not to forget about the Poás Volcano region altogether, but rather to visit the many destinations in…

Discovery to open $1 billion adventure park in Costa Rica
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Discovery to open $1 billion adventure park in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 17, 2017

Discovery Communications Inc. has announced that it will license its name for a $1 billion eco-tourism park in Costa Rica. President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed the news on…

Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath
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Reduced electricity rates this year? Don’t hold your breath

L. Arias - April 8, 2017

Chances of seeing a decrease in monthly electricity bills this year is not very likely for customers of the two main state-owned power companies. Over 700,000 customers…

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