Costa Rica: Investment Guide 2009
If we are to maintain growth and profitability in our portfolios, we should be much more aggressive in the types of instruments for investment.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The worst enemy of investment is inflation. In Costa Rica, this variable has increased significantly. According to estimates by the World Bank, it will remain one of the highest in the region.
Fitch Ratings reported that the risks to regional banks during the current crisis are growing and represent a major challenge for 2009.
In order to reduce the effects of the economic slow down, some politicians are turning to monetary policy or the Central Bank. They believe that by printing more money there will be more wealth, more investment and more employment.
The Monetary Authority of Guatemala decided, against the vote of banking representatives and private enterprise sectors, to increase debt through issuance by 10.9%.
A report by Aldesa analyzes the effects for Costa Rica of a potential international crisis.
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