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…

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…

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms
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Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

L. Arias - January 28, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will table a series of draft bills at the Legislative Assembly designed to increase government income and curb the country’s fiscal deficit, Casa Presidencial…

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 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…

President Solís takes credit for healthy economy; Business leaders push back
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President Solís takes credit for healthy economy; Business leaders push back

Zach Dyer - May 3, 2016

With two years to go, President Luis Guillermo Solís defended his accomplishments to an uncooperative legislature and the Costa Rican public in his second State of the…

IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office
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IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office

AFP - March 30, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it will close its office in Nicaragua in August because its job was done helping the country reduce debt…

US signs trade deal with Argentina during Obama trip
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US signs trade deal with Argentina during Obama trip

AFP - March 23, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The United States and Argentina sealed a major trade deal on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday, bolstering the efforts of his counterpart…

Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses
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Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2016

Criticizing U.S. trade deals has become potent political ammunition for presidential candidates this election year. As candidates threaten to re-negotiate trade deals to get America “winning” again,…