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    Costa Rica on track to grow 4.5 pct in 2010, 5 pct in 2011

    TCRN Staff Last week, Laura Chinchilla, went on a whirlwind sales trip, ringing the opening bell on Wall Street, Rick’s List CNN, United Nations General...

    Dollar Falls – Drops Below ¢500

    TCRN Staff Last week the dollar exchange dropped to its lowest level in the last two years, as of September 20, 2010: Central Bank, BUY...

    $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica’s Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards

    TCRN Staff $2.8 million to supply Costa Rica's Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards The credentials feature optical security media, the same technology at the heart...

    Costa Rica – Bond Rating Raised to Investment Grade

    Costa Rica’s bond rating was raised to investment grade, as Costa Rica’s economics have improved dramatically since 2008, reported Moody’s Investor Service. Moody's Investors Service...

    Rate changes in fares and electricity under discussion

    by LUIS EDO. DIAZ The Aresep has scheduled six public hearings, the majority of which are next month, to address several requests regarding the rate...

    Government housing loans to boost middle class

    by IRENE VIZCAÍNO The administration of Laura Chinchilla is proposing three alternatives to help increase the chances of the middle class to access credit for...

    Banana sector expected to rebound in 2010

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO Banana growers expect a strong upturn in the industry this year, which will lead to an estimated harvest of 107 million...

    Dollar continues to weaken

    by TCRN Staff The dollar was steady in morning bank counters practically the same as yesterday, when it fell about ¢17. This morning, the dollar was...

    Economic activity continues to show improvement

    by TCRN Staff The Central Bank announced this week that the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (IMAE) rose 7.2% in January this year over the...

    Nicaraguan border reopened for trade

    by TCRN Staff As of yesterday, the border crossing from Costa Rica to Nicaragua at Penas Blancas was reopened for trade, at least for specific...

    Credit card debt accounted for 2.6% of GDP

    by TCRN Staff The total amount owed on credit cards in Costa Rica accounted for 2.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). The debt, as reported by...

    Fast Food Chains Add to Economic Recovery

    by TCRN Staff The 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...

    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...

    Costa Rica’s Economy is 64.8% Free

    Costa Rica's economy is 64.8 percent free, according to our 2008 assessment, which makes it the world's 49th freest economy. Its overall score is 0.2...
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