Central Bank of Costa Rica promotes participation in exchange market

The BCCR is pushing for greater participation in the wholesale money market known as the Foreign Exchange Market (Monex).

Monday, September 29, 2008

Two legal modifications are in process that will allow new participants to join the stock exchange system on their own and at their own risk; the other seek to expand the number of participants, to include others such as exporters and importers.
Participation in the exchange will be done via a modification of the rules for exchanges operations in cash that was submitted for public consultations.

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