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    Costa Rica advances in FTA negotiations with the European Association

    Costa Rica picked up the pace in negotiating the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association, between Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and...

    Tourism Sector launches cell phone application in Costa Rica

    San Jose Costa Rica - Toditico is the name of the application for cell phones launched last week by the Costa Rica tourism sector,...

    Second round starts for The European Free Trade Association Panama

    Second round starts for The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Panama The second round of negotiations for signing an EFTA with the European Free Trade...

    Costa Rica Property Sales Decline 5th Consecutive Month Means Buyers Market

    House and property Sales drop again for the 5th consecutive month, which means a buyers market for investors. Property sales in Costa Rica fell by...

    Costa Rica Economy Gaining Momentum – Central Bank

    Costa Rica’s Central Bank reports the economy recovered very well in 2011 with steadily positive results for 11 out of 12 months. While 2010...

    The Costa Rica Employment Market is Growing

    The Costa Rica employment market is growing for several reasons. CAFA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) and instigated over $2 billion in foreign investment....

    Investing In Latin American Growth Markets

    Investors and big multinationals are tuning into the largest and fastest emerging market on the planet. Latin America has always been an exciting region to...

    Costa Rica Recognized as one of the World’s Best Real Estate Markets

    Cross-border or international real estate investment is a new driving force in real estate markets globally. In North America there is a growing trend...

    Central America Taking Center Stage in Investment and Growth

    Latin America now being hailed as the fastest growing economic structure in the world has experts calling this century the Century of Latin America. With...

    Costa Rica Negotiates the Entry of Fruit to China

    The Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex) in Costa Rica is negotiating with China to define export protocols for pineapples and melons, reported the Financial...

    Baby Boomers, Here They Come

    In a candid interview with The Costa Rica News (TCRN), Dr. Marco Muñoz Peralta, gave us his views about Health Tourism and the Dental...

    New IBM Delivery Center Opens in Costa Rica

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica and ARMONK, N.Y., May 10, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) officially opened today its new Costa Rica Delivery...
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    Costa Rica Secures $670 Million Loan for Hydroelectric Dam

    From Tico Times - The Inter-American Development Bank (BID) approved $670 million in loans to finance the Reventazón Hydroelectric Dam – the most complex...

    Banco Nacional Announces Alliance with PayPal

    The Banco Nacional (BN) and the online payment firm PayPal announced last Thursday, April 26th, an alliance to facilitate electronic commerce in Costa Rica,...

    The New Puntarenas – Michael’s Surfside Hotel

    Most people’s ingrained perceptions of Puntarenas in the past were negative.  I must admit when I was heading on the bus from San Jose...

    Costa Rica: Exports grow 16%

    Costa Rica exports grew 16.1% in the first three months of 2012, by comparison with the same period of last year, according to the...

    Costa Rica: Good Climate for Pineapple Production

    An exporting firm has informed FreshPlaza that for now weather conditions in Costa Rica are normal for pineapple production. In about fifteen days, the winter...

    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...

    Costa Rica Announces New Fiscal Measures to Contain Deficit

    SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, April 18 (Reuters) - Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla announced a new set of measures to contain the country's growing...

    The Future of Costa Rica: Leading Biofuel Production

    Contact: Dan Chambers                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 506-2261-6822 CR Tel: 506-8818-0262 Email: [email protected] THE FUTURE OF COSTA RICA: LEADING BIOFUEL PRODUCTION Over the years, terms like...

    Costa Rica Introduces New Corporate Tax

    Costa Rica has introduced a new annual tax on all corporate structures, pegged to average public sector salaries. For 'active companies' registered in Costa Rica,...

    Cosi Signs New Franchisee for Costa Rica

    DEERFIELD, IL, Apr 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cosi, Inc. , the fast casual restaurant company, today announced that it has entered into a...

    Costa Rica Deficit Plans Face Delay After Finance Minister Quits

    The resignation of Costa Rica’s Finance Minister Fernando Herrero may delay a congressional vote on tax changes aimed at paring a $2 billion fiscal...

    Costa Rica Grants Citizenship to more than 3,000 Foreigners

    San Jose, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has so far registered 3 415 foreigners who met the requirements to be...

    Costa Rica: APM Terminals’ TCM Agreement Gets Nod

    APM Terminals’ Moin Container Terminal (TCM) Concession Agreement with the Government of Costa Rica has received final endorsement from Costa Rica’s Comptroller General Office....

    Oberg Medical Expands

    Oberg Medical, a full-service Medical Device contract manufacturer providing implants, instruments, and complex assemblies, announces plans for expansion of its Costa Rica manufacturing operation...

    Costa Rica’s Largest Green Condominium Project – Forests of Escazú

    In early 2012 construction begins on the most extensive and ambitious Green development project in Escazú, Costa Rica. The project will include 120 condominiums...

    New Tax Compliance Procedures Improve Costa Rica’s Ranking in Doing Business Index

    Fernando Sánchez, managing partner of Russell Bedford Costa Rica, comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey  Recent reforms to its tax administration have seen Costa...

    Pollo Tropical Opens First of Five International Franchise Locations in Costa Rica

    First San Jose Location Opening Just Five Months after Signing Agreement MIAMI, Mar 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Miami-based Pollo Tropical® announces the opening of...

    Mark Mead of Mead Brown Costa Rica is 1 of only 40 Villa Rental...

    Mark Mead of Mead Brown Costa Rica is 1 of only 40 villa rental agents in the world named to the prestigious Conde Nast...

    First Costa Rica Winery Launched

    Napa Valley wine consultant Kerry Damskey has pioneered Costa Rica's first commercial winery. Damskey told Decanter.com he planted 4ha of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah...

    Costa Rica Seeks Indian Investments, More Business Cooperation

    NEW DELHI: Latin American nation Costa Rica today sought Indian investments and cooperation in the field of automobiles, biotechnology and agri food products. The two...

    Costa Rica Seeks $500 Million Bond Sale in Wake of Tax Vote

    Costa Rica will seek to sell at least $500 million in bonds abroad this year to help sustain economic growth and improve the Central...

    CINDE’s Gabriela Llobet Interview

    Gabriela Llobet is the Director General for the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE. Gabriela joined CINDE in July 2007. Prior to joining CINDE, she...

    Fat Cats and FATCA: A Warning for Retirees

    As Albert Einstein once said about filling out tax returns, "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher." But philosopher or...

    Coffee Growers Forge a Futures Recovery

    NARANJO, Costa Rica—Coffee producers in the heart of this region that grows top-notch beans learned a tough lesson in 2001, the last time prices...

    Costa Rica Tax Changes Pass to Supreme Court After Congress Vote

    Costa Rica’s Congress last night gave initial approval to an overhaul of the tax system aimed at paring a fiscal deficit equal to more...

    Investing in Latin America’s Green Energy Growth Market

    Biofuels is on the rise… again. The first time some painful lessons were learned for fast-in investors. This time the focus is on second...

    Costa Rica Enjoys Economic Stability

    In Latin America, many regard the United States as somewhat of a colossus to the North. Symbols of red, white and blue have long...

    Costa Rica Dental Team Launches New Website

    CURRIDABAT, COSTA RICA – Costa Rica Dental Team has expanded its digital innovation in dentistry by launching a new, customer-friendly website.  The new costaricadentalteam.com...
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