Fiscal advantages lure financial investments from Costa Rica to Panama
Panama has become a major international banking center on the basis of attractive incentives.
In the case of Costa Rica, investors pay less than 2 percent on six-month term deposits, then are hit by an 8 percent tax on the interest.
Meanwhile, in Panama, instruments that have the similar terms, pay almost 3 percent with interests that are free of any tax.
Original source (in Spanish): La República