Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Economy

Salary adjustment proposal would benefit agricultural workers

This Monday a negotiation started to adjust the private sector salary, and amongst three proposals implemented by the worker's representatives one is much higher than the others. While the proposals of the Conferderaciones Sindicales and The Bloque Unitario Sindical y...

Ex-president Figueres launches Plan of Promises

Ruta Costa Rica 2021 is the name of the list of promises that the ex-president and aspiring presidential elect José María Figueres put forth this Monday morning with an end goal of attracting supporters for the elections in 2018. The...

Opposition Party questions President Solís’ strategies

The leaders of the division of opposition had lots of questions for the President of The Republic, Luís Guillermo Solís, during their meeting this Thursday at The Presidential House, which lasted roughly two hours. The controversial themes didn’t take time...

Two thirds of corporations stopped paying millions in taxes during 2015

By October 2015 a total of 365,482 corporations registered with taxation had not paid the tax for which they are required by law 9.024. This represents 65 percent of the duly registered organizations, nearly two-thirds. This means an estimated ¢37,000...

Protest of the dismissal of 3,000 employees at Walmart

Concerned about the future of their working positions in areas such as merchandisers and demonstrators of the Walmart chain, including Palí and MAXI Palí, some 1,200 people will gather in front of the facilities located in San Sebastian, San...

Friendly Relations Continue Between Costa Rica and Cuba

With thousands of migrants at the border, Presidents Solis and Castro discuss trade and tourism. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis arrived this week to Havana where he was expected to discuss the current crisis occurring on Costa Rica’s northern...

China Plans Free Trade Zone in Puntarenas

A free trade zone may come to Puntarenas by the year 2020, depending on the results of a fact-finding mission scheduled for next month. The Chinese-led project anticipates the construction of an active economic zone, including a large business...

Costa Rica Wants To Increase Taxes

The government asserts that the debt level is so high, that for every 100 colones allocated to expenditures, 46 must be financed with new loans. According to Jose Francisco Pacheco, Costa Rica's finance minister: "We can't put off the obligations and...

UN says Costa Rica Needs to Continue Fiscal Reform Measures

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - In a recent press release by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), it was noted that Costa Rica has been able to transform its framework with greater equality and...

Costa Rica and South Korea to Begin Free Trade Talks

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - It has been announced by the Seoul government that South Korea and a group of six Central American countries have launched their negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA). With their geographical location, these...
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