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…

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…

Consumer optimism remains low in Costa Rica
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Consumer optimism remains low in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

Consumer confidence in Costa Rica’s economic outlook showed slight improvement over the past quarter but remains low, researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR)’s School of Statistics have found. The…

Will Donald Trump’s victory affect Costa Rica’s economy?
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Will Donald Trump’s victory affect Costa Rica’s economy?

L. Arias - November 10, 2016

The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections provoked a cautious initial response from Costa Rican government officials regarding possible implications for the country, while…

Costa Rica ranks fifth in gender gap in Latin America
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Costa Rica ranks fifth in gender gap in Latin America

L. Arias - November 1, 2016

The gender gap in Costa Rica persists, but the country moved up six positions in the World Economic Forum’s Global
 Gender Gap Report 2016, disclosed here last week…

Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years
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Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

An increase in the average income of the population reduced poverty levels by 1.2 percent in Costa Rica. That is one of the main findings of the…

Costa Rica drops two spots in global competitiveness ranking
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Costa Rica drops two spots in global competitiveness ranking

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Costa Rica ranked 54th out of 138 countries evaluated in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report released this week. The country ranked fourth in Latin America this…

Costa Rican colón dips against US dollar
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Costa Rican colón dips against US dollar

Zach Dyer - July 20, 2016

The Costa Rican currency, the colón, has been on a slow slide against the U.S. dollar during the last several months, but analysts say it’s unlikely to…

Costa Rica’s money troubles: Letting the future decide
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Costa Rica’s money troubles: Letting the future decide

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - March 7, 2016

La Nación’s recent interview with the Comptroller General, Marta Acosta, is worth a listen. Citizens, academics and, above all, politicians, should pay close attention to her accurate…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…