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Economy

Recently released data shows that Costa Rica's current account deficit came in at US$0.5bn in Q113 on the back of substantial trade and income account shortfalls. Indeed, in line with... 2013-07-01


Economy

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla appointed Carlos Roverssi as the country's new communications minister in mid-June. The position was vacant following the resignation of former... 2013-07-01


Economy

Following relatively poor export data for Costa Rica in recent months, and our view that manufactured goods and coffee exports are unlikely to see major upside in the short term, we... 2013-06-24


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Economy

Costa Rica's foreign reserves have jumped in recent months to reach US$8.1bn in May. While we expected that upside pressures on the exchange rate would force the central bank to continue... 2013-06-03


Economy

The most recent scandal affecting Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla's administration underscores our long-held view that she is likely to remain highly unpopular in the coming... 2013-05-17


Economy

In early May, US President Barack Obama visited Mexico and Central America, including a stopover in Costa Rica. A meeting between Obama and Central American business leaders in Costa... 2013-05-06


Economy

Costa Rican external public debt surged in H212 to reach US$14.5bn from US$10.9bn as of end-2011, as new legislation allowed the government to tap international financial markets to... 2013-05-06


Industry

BMI View: Central America's energy sector is fragmented and overly reliant on expensive imported fuels and unreliable hydropower. Plans to change this include the construction of an... 2013-04-02

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