Daily Update

Panama: Award of Metro Line 2 Suspended

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 21

A claim has been submitted by the consortium Panametro, denouncing irregularities in the evaluation process and the award.

Panama: Complaints Over Tender of Metro Line 2

Panama: Odebrecht and FCC to Build Metro Line 2

Europe Bans Ornamental Coffee Plants from Costa Rica and Honduras

Nacion.com, May 21

The phytosanitary measures implemented by the European Union have been in force since May and aim to prevent the entry of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.

Requirements to Export Flowers and Foliage to Europe

Marketing Channels in the UK

Prequalification of Contractors in Honduras

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 21

The Public Ministry in Honduras is calling on for construction companies and individual contractors to prequalify to participate in various infrastructure projects for the period 2015.

Honduras Government Purchase PRECA-MP-CE-EUROJUSTICIA-001-2015

Tender: Consultancy on Sanitation for $5.5 million

Costa Rica: Passive Base Rate and Monetary Policy Rate Lowered

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 21

In an attempt to revive the flagging economy, the central bank has once again lowered the monetary policy rate from 4% to 3.75%, while the passive base rate has dropped to 6.95%.

Costa Rica: Monetary Policy Rate Lowered Again

Costa Rica: Monetary Policy Rate Drops to 4.25%

Panama: Genisa Remains in Charge of Barro Blanco

Panamaamerica.com.pa, May 21

Responding to pressure from the private sector, the government has now announced that work on the dam will resume and Generadora del Istmo SA will lead the project.

Panama: Impact of Decisions on Barro Blanco

Panama: YES to Barro Blanco Hydro Station

Panama: Salaries Based on Productivity

Panamaamerica.com.pa, May 21

It has been announced that in June the private sector together with the government will define the methodology for wage increases, taking into account labor productivity and the cost of living.

Central American's low productivity

Nicaragua: Wages Linked to Productivity

Taxes are ALWAYS Transferred to the Consumer

Panamaamerica.com.pa, May 20

Although the government is threatening to cancel concessions, aggregate traders have raised their prices by up to 17% in opposition to the tax on the extraction of construction materials in Panama.

Panama: More Taxes on Building Materials

Construction: Cement Costs Rise Due to Taxes

Want More Tourism? Pay the Airlines

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 20

The agreement with Air France to subsidize flights between Paris and Panama resulted in 75% growth in the number of visitors from European countries during 2014.

Panama Wants More Air Connectivity

Panama: 39% Less Passengers on Charter Flights

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GOVERNMENT

Guatemala (Badly) Viewed from Germany

elperiodico.com.gt, May 20

Although Central American countries have big problems that impair their image abroad, it is...

MANAGEMENT

VUCA Workers Needed

elfinancierocr.com, May 19

The world today is Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity: job security and long-term...

INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Cement: Six Months for a Technical Regulation!!

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 19

In Costa Rica merely updating Technical Regulations on Cement takes an amount of time that is...

EDUCATION

Fake University Diplomas

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 18

Behind a veneer of luxury websites of supposed online universities, lucrative networks sell...

BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT

The Benefits of Disruptive Thinking

Nacion.com, May 12

"The box inside which we are locked assumes that all we are doing everything well and that the...

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

It's Time to Remove the Darien Gap

Prensa.com, May 12

The country with the best air and maritime connectivity in the region should seize the...

TOURISM

Helping the Inefficient Means Punishing Good Businesspeople

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 11

In Costa Rica a law has been proposed that would benefit tourism businesses suffering from...

STATE PURCHASES

Costa Rica: Bad Prospects for Public Procurements

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 7

The new system which has to unify purchases made by the Costa Rican government has been put in...

GOVERNMENT

Entrepreneurs Mustn't Let Central America Deteriorate

CentralAmericaData.COM, May 6

Growing institutional weakness in several countries of the isthmus brings to the forefront the...

Economy

GT SV HN NI CR PA
Consumer Prices
2.44%
-1.06%
3.66%
5.48%
1.81%
1.94%
Econ. Activity
160.1
228.4
200.8
133.8
302.7
285.3
Exchange Rate
7.674
n/a
21.96
26.60
538.5
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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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(May 22)
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Coffee "C"
129.8
Gold
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Silver
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