Daily Update

The Beverage Market in Guatemala

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 30

In the last ten years the consumption of natural nectars and juice drinks went up it 60%, though carbonated soft drinks still dominate the market.

Panama Increases Pensions by Raising Taxes

Panama: Imports of Beverages Up 29%

Costa Rica: Dollar Afflicting Exporters Again

Nacion.com, April 30

Overvaluation of the local currency against the US dollar is hurting the competitiveness of Costa Rican exports.

Costa Rica: Exchange Rate Margin Drops 30%

Costa Rica Imports Half the Coffee It Consumes

Panama: Consumption of and Dairy Foods and Beverages Growing

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 30

In 2014 average household spending on soft drinks, beers and soft drinks increased by 17%, while that of dairy products grew by 8%.

Growing Consumption of Ice Tea and Juices in Costa Rica

Shortage of Organic Products in U.S.

Guatemala: Expoconferences HidroIndustry 2015

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 30

On November 12 the fourth edition of HidroIndustria will be held in which one of the exhibitors will be Germany, seeking new business partners in the country.

Guatemala: Trade Mission to India

Guatemala: Multisectoral Trade Mission to Caribbean

Costa Rica: Protection for Domestic Pork

Crhoy.com, April 30

Imports of pork from Chile have grown and local pork producers are asking the government for actions to be taken to protect them from the competition.

Central American Pork Producers at Risk

Pig Producers Versus Slaughterhouses

Costa Rica: Chinese Dragon Spits Fire

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 29

Although the Minister of Public Works had demonstrated his confidence that there would not be increased costs in the road project to be built by the Chinese company CHEC, an announcement has now been made that there will be increases and they will be "substantial".

Chinese Construction Company Accused of Fraud

Costa Rica: $485 million for Controversial Road Works

Panama Modifies Rules Against Smuggling

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 29

The reform aims to add to the Criminal Code offenses of smuggling and customs fraud, among the violations against economic order.

More CICIG ... and Not Only for Guatemala

Panama: Tougher Penalties for Smuggling

El Salvador: Law on fiscal "irresponsibility" Moving Forward

laprensagrafica.com, April 29

Progressing through the assembly is a bill that aims to raise the tax burden from 15% to 18% over the next five years, without establishing limitations on expenses and borrowing by the state.

Costa Rica: Public Debt Reaches 39% of GDP

Fiscal Accounts in Central America

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INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

Protectionism Kills Innovation

Project Syndicate, April 29

The best way to generate entrepreneurship and innovation is not bringing people together in...

GOVERNMENT

Meritocracy: Absent in Latin America

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 29

"Civil service careers are influenced by arbitrariness, politicization, patronage, the search...

BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT

Are There Opportunities for Central America in Cuba?

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 28

The promise of a lifting of the embargo by the US government has generated great expectations...

BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT

Who Are You: Politician or Businessman?

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 27

In some countries in the region the gap between those who have to manage a business and those...

GOVERNMENT

Harmful Protectionism in Costa Rica and Panama

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 27

The governments of both countries are cultivating a rare blend of populism and mercantilism...

EMPLOYMENT

The State is Distorting the Labor Market

elfinancierocr.com, April 23

In Costa Rica civil servants earn on average 150% more than workers in the private sector, which...

GOVERNMENT

More CICIG ... and Not Only for Guatemala

CentralAmericaData.COM, April 22

The dismantling of the network of corruption at the highest level of the taxation system shows...

PUBLIC FINANCE

Paying Today For What Someone Else Spent Beforehand

elfinancierocr.com, April 22

After the optimism over the lukewarm reduction in the continuous increases in the primary...

GOVERNMENT

The Excessive Cost of Formality

Nacion.com, April 20

"... State overregulation has made business legality a privilege that can only be accessed with...

Economy

GT SV HN NI CR PA
Consumer Prices
2.44%
-1.06%
3.66%
5.48%
3.05%
1.94%
Econ. Activity
160.1
228.4
200.8
133.8
284.8
285.3
Exchange Rate
7.759
n/a
21.99
26.53
538.1
n/a

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Wapco Doors

Organization that operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic.
Phone: (507) 398 4058 - (507) 6550 2870

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Notabilis Energy

Organization that operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Central America.
Phone: (00541) 60091200

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