Economy

National Household Survey to measure poverty and inequality

  Staff of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) began developing the traditional National Survey of Households (ENAHO) today to again measure the levels of poverty and inequality in Costa Rica. For a month, 188 officials will visit 13,500...

Brexit will have little impact on investments in Costa Rica

Jeffrey Mountevans, Lord Mayor of London, spoke to La Republica about the possible implications Brexit will have in Costa Rica, as well as the investment options that exist for the country and British trade. This is the first time...

Solís’ visit to Chile is decisive for The Pacific Alliance

To be part of the bloc of The Pacific Alliance (AP) or not will be decided later on through The Government Summit which is being held from June 28th to July 1st in Puerto Varas, Chile to determine whether...

Government proposes 1.453% of GDP to public universities

The government proposed Thursday that the percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) determined for public universities that benefit from the Special Fund for Higher Education (FEES) will be 1.453% in 2017 and 2018. This percentage would be the same that...

Government project to put non-violent criminals to work

The government of Luis Guillermo Solis presented a draft law before the Legislative Assembly that aims to put to work criminals convicted of nonviolent crimes and whose prison sentences are less than five years. The draft law addresses project of Law...

Increased demand for intellectual property rights

The increased innovation in intangibles in recent years has let to the demand for protection mechanisms called intellectual property rights. The brand name of a product, the patent of a drug, or the creation of a film are intangible assets that...

Heart valve producing company sets sights on Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the second largest exporting country of medical devices on the continent, so the leading producer in heart valves is going to put one of its factories here. We talked about this with Joshua Campos, Manager of Edwards Costa...

The United Kingdom’s Referendum to be voted on today

Later today one of the most historic referendums ever will be carried out by The United Kingdom in which it decides whether or not to abandon The European Union.  A poll conducted by The Economist shows that older people...

“Baby banana” would boost export

The demand for the "baby banana" is growing in the international market, opening up the opportunity for domestic exporters to increase the marketing of such fruit for better profits. To date, the country has about 200 farms cultivating this fruit,...

Central Bank: No preference for stability in the exchange rate

The Central Bank of Costa Rica shook off criticisms in recent days about the increase in the exchange rate, and noted that there is no preference for stability in the exchange rate. According to a comment made by Eduardo Prado,...
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UCR Scientists Develop New Method for Bladder Cancer Early Detection

The method, first of its kind worldwide, was developed thanks to the use of adaptive genetic algorithms (AGA) and will allow an...

The “Old” Controversy over Oil Exploitation in Costa Rica Is Back on

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