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Hungarian wages in a regional comparison

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

The leading online business media outlet contends that despite a surge in the Romanian average wage, Hungarian households with children still have a higher disposable income, due to tax benefits offered for families. READ MORE

A new strategy at the Hungarian National Bank?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

An independent analyst suspects that the National Bank has abandoned its policy of keeping interest rates down at any price, in an effort to stabilize the exchange rate of the Forint. READ MORE

Dispute over government’s economic measures

Monday, April 20th, 2020

A pro-government and an independent economist find the government’s economic incentives to kick-start the economy reasonable and well-balanced. A former liberal minister and a left-wing commentator, on the other hand, accuse the government of mismanaging the economic crisis. A centrist analyst predicts that after the health emergency, the government will face tremendous difficulties in managing the economy. READ MORE

Recession deemed inevitable

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The leading online financial news outlet contends that there is a huge variation in GDP estimates for 2020, but all analysts agree that the Hungarian economy will shrink this year, followed by a sharp rebound in 2021. READ MORE

Economists suggest broad rescue spending

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

As the government is already spending hundreds of billions to blunt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on welfare, financial experts suggest vast spending programmes to rescue Hungary’s human capital. READ MORE

Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic

Monday, March 30th, 2020

As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

Automotive industry closing plants

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

As all big automobile produces have suspended production in Hungary, the CEO off an important subcontractor of many of them warns that the coronavirus epidemic puts Hungary’s automotive industry in dire danger. READ MORE

Weeklies on the state of emergency

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder the economic and social implications of the coronavirus emergency, including discussion of the extension of the state of emergency. READ MORE

Economic shock from coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

An economist writing on Hungary’s leading independent business site calls for immediate intervention by the government and national bank to stimulate the economy and mitigate the economic shocks resulting from the coronavirus emergency. READ MORE

Economic slowdown feared

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

A left-wing analyst and the leading independent online economic media outlet suspect that Hungarian GDP growth has peaked, and a major slowdown will hit Hungary soon. READ MORE