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Business leaders, industrialists worried about Costa Rica’s ‘political problem’




Ronald Jiménez, left, president of the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations (UCCAEP), participates in the economic forum “Costa Rica: Where Are We going?” last week.

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Last week, some 350 people attended an economic forum at Costa Rica’s Hotel Barceló San José Palacio hosted by the business magazine Summa

The forum, titled “Costa Rica: Where Are We Going?” featured panels of experts and insiders who examined issues such as the country’s economic growth, its fiscal deficit, the business and investment environment here, and possible paths forward to improving development and setting the economy back on track.

Panelists included Ronald Jiménez, president of the Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations, Francisco Llobet, president of the Costa Rican Chamber of Trade, Jorge Sequeira, director of the Costa Rican Investment Board (CINDE), Alberto Trejos, a former trade minister under ex-President Abel Pach…

PHOTO ESSAY : IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) November 04-06, 2014

IPO "FRIEND OF THE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY" presented to Pineapple Industry Legend Erich Hinrichs by IPO Executive Director Will Cavan. Mr. Hinrichs was head of DOLE Empire European Sales and opened up the Russian market after the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago. Ina addition, Mr. Hinrichs is author of "Ananas, Fruit of Kings". Mr. Hinrichs made a special presentation to the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) based upon his book that will be aired on German television in the coming months.

Leader of Bengala Agricola, Belisario Caicedo made a special presentation to the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference and invited everyone to the next IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Cali, Colombia) that will be held on March 18-20, 2015.

Pineapple Industry Legend, Kevin Manning of Dulce Fresh, LLc was on hand for the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) at the Cariari Double Tree By Hilton Hotel. Mr. manning has been involved with sale…

Maersk Group expects oil price of USD 80-90

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Maersk Group CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen expects that the oil price will remain at USD 80-90, also on the long term. The moderate growth in the global economy will continue in 2015, he says.

Photo: Maersk Group
Published 11.11.14 at 15:32

The current and extremely low level of the oil price, at USD 85 per barrel, is here to stay, also on the long term, says Maersk Group CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen. This will help boost Maersk Line's savings, which did not benefit from the low oil prices in the 3rd quarter.

"The price drop came late, so it didn't affect us this quarter, but a price of around USD 80-90 per barrel will be reasonable and that's also where we expect the price to be for some time,"
said Smedegaard at a teleconference following the presentation o…