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Costa Rica to stop minting ₡5 coin
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Costa Rica to stop minting ₡5 coin

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced Thursday that it will stop minting five-colón coins (₡5) at the end of this year. The 715 million coins of…

Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement
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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) will intervene in the foreign exchange market in order to curb the sustained hike in the exchange rate of the…

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…

Dollar exchange rate maintains slight upward trend this year
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Dollar exchange rate maintains slight upward trend this year

L. Arias - April 4, 2017

The exchange rate of the Costa Rican colón against the dollar increased by ₡6 during the first four months of this year, according to official data from the Central…

Costa Rica moves to free-floating currency
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Costa Rica moves to free-floating currency

The Tico Times - January 31, 2015

Costa Rica announced that it would remove the country’s nine-year-old currency band system in favor of a floating exchange against the U.S. dollar, according to a statement…

‘Casi Invisibles’ celebrates diversity among Costa Rican artists
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‘Casi Invisibles’ celebrates diversity among Costa Rican artists

The Tico Times - November 12, 2014

If you’re going to dedicate a year to a single exhibit, it better be good. The Central Bank Museums have taken a considerable risk with their latest…

Recent exchange rate stability offers relief to businesses
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Recent exchange rate stability offers relief to businesses

The Tico Times - September 1, 2014

After the colón got off to a rocky start in 2014, the Costa Rican currency has entered a period of relative stability. The Central Bank’s (BCCR) efforts to quell…

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Nicaragua’s Ortega sacks Central Bank president

AFP - January 21, 2014

Nicaraguan Central Bank President Alberto Guevara was fired Monday for reasons that haven't yet been made public, an official source said. Presidency spokeswoman and First Lady Rosario…