Costa Rican investors give neighboring markets the cold shoulder

Costa Rican investors are steering clear of stock markets in other Central American countries where they say interest rates are too low and assets lack liquidity.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Yet the markets in El Salvador and Panama have attractive features. Corporate debt dominates in Panama, while in El Salvador investors can acquire stocks in companies that are quoted on Wall Street.

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