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Hungarian GDP grows by 4.7 per cent

Friday, May 18th, 2018

As the Central Statistical Office reports first quarter GDP data, analysts across the political spectrum wonder if fast growth can be maintained in the long run, and whether the Forint will weaken against the Euro.  READ MORE

PM says mass immigration is a threat to growth

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

As Prime Minister Orbán says that fast economic growth necessitates stopping migration into Hungary, pundits on Left and Right ponder if and how population movements may impact the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s state of the nation speech

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the Prime Minister’s annual state of the nation address. READ MORE

The state of economy at the end of 2017

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Two conservative economists look back on the a record of the Hungarian economy in 2017, and speculate about its prospects in 2018. READ MORE

Labour shortage seen as a threat to economic growth

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A left-wing policy analyst acknowledges that the Hungarian economy has performed well recently, but warns that future growth may be severely limited by the labour shortage. READ MORE

Budapest-Belgrade train line public tender announced

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A pro-government columnist hopes that the modernization of the Budapest-Belgrade train line will help boost the Hungarian economy. His left-wing counterpart, on the other hand, fears that it will only be beneficial for Chinese exporters. READ MORE

Chinese Prime Minister visits Hungary

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

As the Chinese premier attends his country’s summit with East-Central European countries in Budapest, pundits ponder the prospect of future Chinese investment in Hungary. READ MORE

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor shortage. READ MORE

Government plans to further boost tourism

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s plan to increase government spending on tourism. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of intending to channel subsidies into the pockets of friends and relatives.  READ MORE

S&P upgrades Hungarian outlook rating to positive

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A pro-government commentator thinks that S&P’s decision to raise Hungarian credit outlook to positive indicates that the Hungarian economy is on a steady growth path. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks the upgrade is due to the private sector’s performance. READ MORE