Costa Rica: Level of confidence in the economy by businesses drops

Inflationary pressures, increases in the exchange rate, credit restrictions and higher energy prices are a few of the causes.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Although the majority of Costa Rican businessmen continue to be optimistic about the direction the country is heading, the quarterly poll "Pulso Empresarial" - or Business Pulse in English - showed a 10% drop in the confidence level in comparison to previous polls.
"There is no pessimism, however there was a 'drop' from (a level of) very good to good," said the president of the Costa Rican Union of Private Sector Business Chambers and Associations, Manuel H. Rodriguez, as he delivered the results of the survey.

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The study is related to the quarterly survey "Business Pulse" by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector.

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December 2008

The Confidence index (from Banguat) which measures the perception of the economy and the business environment fell 68.1% in 12 months.

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