Pension Fund Yields Rise in Costa Rica

A slight increase in the value of pension funds was observed in the months of December and January.

Monday, February 9, 2009

In his article for, Patrician Leitón writes, "For example, the historical real values of the obligatory complementary public pension system, “ROP,” grew from 3.55% in November to 3.61% in December and to 3.71% in January. December and January are the first months since February 2007 in which the real monthly value was a little higher than that of the previous month.”

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