The new regulations for investment funds in Costa Rica allow for finances to be raised for construction, energy, transportation and public infrastructure projects.
The amendment to the General Regulationon Managing Companies and Corporate Investment Funds was adopted on 23 June. With this change, any investment project, from theconstruction of houses to hydropower stations, can be financed and developed using a special investment fund which will be known as Infrastructure Project Investment Funds.
Instead of liberalizing the price of grain from 2015, the government is considering implementing a gradual deregulation scheme.
In order for the local price of rice to approach the international price, the Costa Rican authorities will substitute, in the first weeks of next year, the decree liberalizing the price of rice and look for "... Another decree which contains a process that allows the price of rice to reach similar (international) levels . "