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    Fast Food Chains Add to Economic Recovery

    by TCRN StaffThe popular fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, Quiznos, Burger King, Church's Chicken, Papa John's, Campero, Taco Bell and Wendy's are planning on opening 29 new restaurants in 2010, with the majority being in the Greater San Jose...

    Dos Pinos healthy despite economy

    by TCRN StaffEven during the existing economic crisis, Dos Pinos was and continues to plan ahead, investing $14 million in new projects in 2009 and intends to invest another $19 million in equipment purchases and upgrades this coming year.The...

    EU Trade Commissioner Visiting Costa Rica

    by TCRN StaffThe new trade commissioner of the European Union (EU), Benita Ferrero-Waldner, will visit three Central American countries next week to promote the resumption of negotiations for an Association Agreement.The European official will makes stops in Guatemala, El...

    New tax on airline tickets boosts tourism fund

    by TCRN StaffThe $20 million collected via a new airline tax levied on tourists by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) will be used to bolster tourism advertising campaigns both here and abroad.The fee of $15, which has been...

    Central Bank changes inflation marker

    by TCRN StaffThe central bank will be using a different indicator to assess inflation, an measure called a truncated mean estimation.This estimate excludes products and services in the consumer price index (CPI) that show more extreme variations in a...

    New 32nm processors will be assembled in Costa Rica

    by TCRN StaffThe Intel plant in Costa Rica will assemble and test the new 32-nanometer chips, the first of their kind in the world, with smaller transistors and higher speeds than have ever been achieved for desktop computers.The company...

    Costa Rica FTA with Singapore is expected to close next week

    by TCRN StaffCosta Rican negotiators hope to finalize the free trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore next week.Fernando Ocampo, chief negotiator for Costa Rica to the FTA, said this week there was consultation with the domestic private sector to clarify...

    ARESEP raises rates on water, sewer, taxis, buses and more…

    By TCRN StaffThe Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has started the new year with cost increases for water, sewage systems, taxis, postal services and nine bus routes.In addition, Aresep is also considering an increase for premium gasoline and...

    New security rules in the U.S. affect food sales

    by TCRN StaffThe Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer) announced that starting next year there will be a new safety standard in the United States (USA) which could generate some concerns as some perishable food wholesalers fear their products will deteriorate...

    Economic Recovery ‘poco a poco’

    By TCRN Staff:A recent Deloitte study predicts that consumption in the country will grow sharply in 2010, due to signs of economic recovery worldwide and especially in the U.S., Costa Rica's main trading partner.Both the Costa Rican Chamber of...
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