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Third rating upgrade in sight

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Days ahead of the next report and likely upgrade of Hungary to investment category by Moody’s, a pro-government columnist thinks that the Hungarian economy is on the right path. Her left-wing counterpart complains about lacklustre growth.   READ MORE

Government plans zero budget deficit

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Centrist, conservative and pro-government columnists welcome the government’s plans to cut the deficit to zero by 2017 and thus reduce public debt. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the Greek crisis

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Népszabadság’s commentator describes the Greek crisis as a symptom of deteriorating future prospects in Europe. He warns that far right movements are likely to profit from Europe’s crisis.

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Forint to be a loser or winner of the Greek crisis?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A pro-Greek economist believes Hungary’s debt burden is incomparably lighter than Greece’s, but it is unclear at the moment to what extent the markets will appreciate that difference. READ MORE

The Greek case proves Hungary right

Friday, May 29th, 2015

A conservative analyst argues that Hungary might have found herself in the same tragic position as Greece, had the government not sent the International Monetary Fund packing in time. READ MORE

S&P upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

As Standard and Poor’s lifts Hungary’s rating to just below investment grade, conservative commentators believe Hungary should persevere with its fiscal discipline, with the likelihood that two major rating institutions out of three may raise its rating to investment level before long. READ MORE

On GDP growth and public debt

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A conservative columnist points out that despite pessimistic projections, Hungarian GDP growth is the highest in the EU. A left-wing pundit shoots back that the government could not reduce the public debt. READ MORE

EU recognizes favourable growth forecasts

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Commenting on recent statistics, a pro-government economist contends that PM Orbán has been successful in consolidating the Hungarian economy. The leading left-wing daily cites data from the building industry to underpin its view that the government’s policies have mostly failed. READ MORE

Kúria rules forex based mortgage loans valid

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

A pro-government daily accuses the top court of siding with banks, avoiding relevant questions and undermining public faith in the courts, while the leading opposition daily says the story is far from over and suspects that this resolution is exactly what the government hoped for. READ MORE

Hungary benefits from FED stimulus

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks the government may take a sigh of relief after the Federal Reserve Board decided not to cut back on its quantitative easing programme, but doubts if the ensuing favourable investors’ climate will last until next year’s elections. READ MORE