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Government taking over municipalities’ debt

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The leading leftist daily says a partial government bail-out was inevitable but the banks that funded Hungarian local governments are unlikely to recover all their money. READ MORE

Government to buy back savings bank

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

A conservative columnist welcomes the government’s plan to buy German DZ’s share in Takarékbank, a small savings bank, which carries out about 5 per cent of all banking transactions. She believes this is a first step towards a sounder ownership structure in the banking world. READ MORE

An argument in favour of the PM’s idea of placing half of the banks in Hungarian hands

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

A pro-government analyst approves the Prime Minister’s idea that at least half of Hungary’s banking sector ought to be in Hungarian hands. READ MORE

Banks forced to cooperate

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

The government’s tough and uncompromising determination has successfully convinced the banks that they have to do more to help indebted Hungarians, struggling to service their loans in foreign currencies, a pro-government commentator believes. READ MORE

Making peace with banks?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Commentators in the Hungarian media notice a turn in the government’s economic policy, and urge a compromise with financial institutions. READ MORE

Tepid „Occupy Wall Street” – Saturday in Budapest

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

A right-wing pundit believes the anti-Wall Street movement is here to stay, but is not particularly popular in Hungary, because the Hungarian government is already working to satisfy its demands. READ MORE