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Skyscrapers is NOT Something Costa Rica is Famous For

Skyscrapers is NOT Something Costa Rica is Famous For

However a USA-based real estate developer plans on changing that with the upcoming Torre 40. Slated to begin construction in the 1st quarter of next year (2017), Torre 40 will measure nearly 500′ tall and consist of 41 floors. This will make it 11 floors taller than the current tallest building in the country Torre


Moody’s warns Costa Rica could face downgrade if fiscal reform delayed

April 23rd, 2014 ( Ratings agency Moody’s is warning that Costa Rica could lose its current Baa3 credit rating should the new government of Luis Guillermo Solís delay fiscal reform until next year. The warning comes as part of Moody’s latest credit opinion on the country, published on April 15th. Costa Rica’s c urrent ‘Baa3-negative’


CustomerSpeak, formerly Datascension, closes shop; fires 500

April 14th, 2014 ( US-based CustomerSpeak, which provides multilingual data collection and contact center services, has closed down its facility in Mall San Pedro in San José, leaving 500 workers unemployed. CustomerSpeak’s Costa Rica operations were acquired from US-based Datascension in 2011, after Datascension reported a huge drop in revenues that year. CustomerSpeak stepped in

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Costa Rica bouncing back from IT job layoffs, seeking digital entrepreneurs

Costa Rica’s IT sector is already taking a constructive approach to the double whammy it received earter this month with the announcements that Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Bank of America would lay off a combined 3,000 workers due to a restructuring of global operations. The country’s ICT chamber Camtic, along with the labor and social security ministry (MTSS), are currently

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