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Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating
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Deficit leads Moody’s to downgrade Costa Rica’s credit rating

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, downgraded the Government of Costa Rica's long-term bond credit ratings to B2 from B1, it announced this week in…

Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Minister of Finance resigns ahead of possible sanctions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

The Minister of Finance of Costa Rica, Rocío Aguilar, who led a fight to contain the country's explosive fiscal deficit, resigned Wednesday after the Comptroller's Office recommended…

Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces multi-million dollar investment to stimulate economy and jobs

AFP and The Tico Times - September 7, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced on Friday a public investment of $9.526 billion dollars as part of a strategy to boost the economy and reduce high levels…

Fitch maintains Costa Rica’s junk bond rating
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Fitch maintains Costa Rica’s junk bond rating

The Tico Times - January 21, 2016

It’s déjà vu all over again for Costa Rica’s investment rating. Fitch Ratings announced that the company was holding steady on its junk bond rating for Costa Rica, according…

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…

Argentina central bank president quits under pressure from Macri
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Argentina central bank president quits under pressure from Macri

Daniel Cancel and Charlie Devereux | Bloomberg - December 9, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina Central Bank President Alejandro Vanoli resigned Wednesday under pressure from President-elect Mauricio Macri, who plans to remove currency controls with reserves standing at…

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…

Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings
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Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - October 29, 2015

For some governments, improving their country's standing in the World Bank's Doing Business survey has become a national priority. Yet the results of such efforts sometimes are…

Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment
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Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment

The Tico Times - October 13, 2015

A money laundering indictment by the U.S. government last week against one of the most powerful families in Honduras has rattled elites in Central America used to…

7 things to consider before retiring abroad
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Expat Living
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7 things to consider before retiring abroad

Jonnelle Marte | The Washington Post - September 21, 2015

Is it it your goal to spend your golden years living in a hut on the beach of a Caribbean island? Or Costa Rica, perhaps? Or do…