Costa Rica 'will be back on track in late 2019'
Business leaders says that the Costa Rican economy will be reactivated toward the end of next year.
Prospects for the first half of the year will be clouded by doubts over the introduction of the government's fiscal reform.
The return of dynamism will depend on how and when the government takes steps to reactivate the economy, people in business say.
Key measures are expected to be the introduction of a dual education system to offer the combination of work and study for young people, a reduction in the size of the informal sector, and steps to boost small business.