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    New Imported Rice Tax Increase Actually Lowers Prices While Strengthening Domestic Producers in Costa...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Domestic Costa Rican rice producers are applauding the government's decision to increase tariffs from 35% to 62.06% on...

    Costa Rica Tops List of Best Investment Destination in Latin America

    Costa Rica News - Costa Rica is the best investment destination in Latin America and thirteenth for outsource services in the world, according to...

    Low price of the dollar affects finances of private banks

    by TCRN Staff The sharp depreciation that has taken the dollar against the colon since August last year, have taken their toll on the finances...

    G20 seeks strategies to avoid relapse into world recession

    Members of the G20 summit, which opened last night in Toronto, will compare their strategies to avoid a relapse into recession, as the collapse...
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    Costa Rica sees more trade after ratifying the FTA between Central America and Mexico

    This past week the Costa Rica government expressed confidence that the exchange of goods and services in Mexico will expand the country's free trade...

    MEP announces plan for accessible technology in rural areas

    The project aims to equip rural students and teachers with computers, connect them to the Internet, and provide training.

    How the Costa Rican Financial System Can Be Improved

    Distortions caused by regulatory asymmetries hinder the development of the Costa Rican financial system and, therefore, impede the achievement of efficiency levels that help...

    How to Avoid the Pattern Day Trader Rule

    Investors who want to close out every position before the end of the session often wonder about how to avoid the pattern day trader...

    Specialists State That Managed Float on Exchange to Appreciate Colon

    If the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) chooses to migrate towards a managed float, one of the first effects would be the appreciation...

    Chinese Entrepreneurs Seek Business Opportunities in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A business delegation from the Chinese province of Zhejiang is visiting Costa Rica in order to learn about...
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    Why Affirmations do not Work

    Get-rich quick schemes are not a sustainable, ethical way to build legacy wealth. Many people want the easy and fast way to create abundance....

    State Banks Making Bank on Exchange Rate

    The appreciation of the colon against the dollar benefited the state banks (Banco Nacional, Banco de Costa Rica, Bancrédito) for 2012.Those entities as a...

    Colombia gives first medicinal cannabis license

    Colombia granted the first license to produce derivatives of cannabis for medicinal purposes in the country to a company based in Canada, reported the...

    Costa Rica and Colombia Conclude 4th Round Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

    The delegations of Costa Rica and Colombia closed negotiating last week with agreements on financial and trade defense of the free trade agreement (FTA),...

    Costa Rica and Panama Are among the 10 Most Competitive Tourist Destinations in Latin...

    Spain and Mexico are established as the most competitive tourist destinations in the world and in Latin America, respectively. Both reappear featured in the...

    Costa Rica to Start Trade Talks With Korea, Colombia in 2012

    (Bloomberg) - Costa Rica plans to start negotiating free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia this year and complete an accord with members...

    Minimum Wage in Costa Rica Rose a Moderate 2.7% During 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The minimum wage in Costa Rica grew moderately during 2014 compared to other Latin American countries. Wages rose 2.7...

    Retiring in Costa Rica Just Got Easier

    A new inclusive retirement package comes complete with Costa Rican residency. Retirement and a life abroad have been made simpler. Inclusive one-stop-shop packages have become...

    Costa Rica Exchange Rate into 2013

    The Costa Rica exchange rate is projected to stay at the ₡500 mark in to 2013. While 6 month projects are tenuous at best,...

    Costa Rica Seeks to Sell its Products to 220 Countries and Import From 30

    Costa Rica Imports and Costa Rica Exports on the rise Costa Rica from today look close deals with 220 importers from 30 countries in the...

    Job Fair in Costa Rica Seeks Over 3,000 Bilingual Applicants

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The CINDE Job Fair began today in Costa Rica for its tenth year, with a total of 57...

    The Costa Rican Banking System Will Migrate Completely to “Chip” and “Contactless Payment” Technologies

    The Regulation of the Payment System approved by the board of directors of the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR), 3 years ago, established...

    Costa Rica Will Launch Country Brand Aimed at Tourism and Investment in Late August

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - National identity, culture, human talent, export potential, business climate and the international perception of Costa Rica will be...

    Ticos debt with credit cards reached ¢896 billion in January, after rising 7.2%

    More than two million cards are in circulation in the country ¢896.719 million was the figure reached for debt balance credit card in the country...

    National Bank proposes more credit for tourism and construction

    by TCRN Staff According to the new president of the board of the National Bank, Alfredo Volio, the National Bank will be tasked with helping...

    Costa Rica Exports Remain Stable for the First Quarter of 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Exports of goods for Costa Rica during the first quarter of 2014 registered stagnant compared to the same...

    Costa Rica Tops the List for Central American Business Opportunity Stats

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Central America holds its own in terms of business opportunities and Costa Rica is one of the top locations...

    Oil and gas create conflict near Isla Bolanos

    Executive summary: Having the right to exploit the potential multi-million dollar deposits of oil and gas below the Pacific Ocean could be one of the...

    Belgium’s Bekaert Acquires New Plant in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Belgium's Bekaert acquired a 73% stake in the manufacturing company, ArcelorMittal which makes steel wires in Costa Rica,...

    ICU Medical Invests US$ 13 Million in Costa Rican Operations

    The worldwide leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of innovative medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, ICU Medical, Inc.,...

    Learn why fuel is so expensive in Costa Rica

    Have you ever wondered where the thousands of millions of colones go that drivers spend every day on each liter of fuel? It is common to...

    Costa Rica’s government cuts public spending to reduce economic imbalance

    The government of Costa Rica has announced certain measures to deal with the increase in government spending in order to improve the public financial state.

    Successful Fundraising by Costa Rican NASA Astronaut Leads to Development of Plasma Engine

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) -Costa Rica's former astronaut, Franklin Chang, announced today that it surpassed its goal of raising $ 46,000 for the...

    ICE to restrict service based on income

    by VARGAS NAYURIBE To be sure that the new 3G phone users have sufficient funds to pay their Kölbi plans each month, the Costa Rican...

    Farmers Demand Reduction in Their Taxes and Win

    After weeks of pressure from the agricultural sector; the Costa Rica Congress unanimously passed a bill that would lower Costa Rica property taxes for...

    Proposal to declare national emergency in road infrastructure

    With the intention of overcoming the backwardness in road infrastructure that affects the competitiveness of Costa Rica, Mario Redondo, member of the Alianza Democrata...
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    10 Tips To Save Money On Your Trip To Costa Rica

    1.- Use the Colón, the local currency You can pay anywhere in Costa Rica with American dollars, and there are many who live daily with...

    Starwood’s Sizzling Aloft Brand Makes Latin America Debut

    Opening of Aloft Bogota Airport and Aloft San Jose in Costa Rica STAMFORD, Conn., Feb 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the highly anticipated debut...
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    How Foreigners Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica lacks a central database of real estate listings, such as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in the United States and Canada. While Costa Ricans find out about property for sale by word of mouth, most foreigners find property listings by using an Internet search engine or by contacting a local real estate agent.

    Golfos Fisherman Receive Top Notch Fish Prep Center

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Paquera Fishermen Association (APEP) has remodeled a central collection area in Golfos and revamped basic equipment such...
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