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National Bank raises base rate

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Commenting on the rate hike announced by the National Bank on Tuesday, a left-wing columnist interprets National Bank President Matolcsy’s criticism of overspending as a declaration of war on the government. READ MORE

Public deficit at 9 percent seen as the lesser evil

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator concedes that last year’s public deficit was extremely high, but in the midst of the pandemic, the government had no other sensible option than to help businesses keep afloat. READ MORE

Battered Forint sinks 10 per cent this year

Friday, September 25th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks the government has contributed to weakening the national currency, while a business analyst sees no hope for a stronger Forint in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Prospects of Hungarian economic recovery

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government and the National Bank to boost the economy. A left-wing commentator fears that Hungary may pay a high price for the new foreign currency loans taken by the government. READ MORE

Dispute over household savings and spending

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Pro-government economists praise the government for incentivizing domestic spending. A left-wing analyst, on the other hand, fears that Hungarian families will soon face difficulties and have to cut back on spending. READ MORE

Former finance minister on Covid impact

Monday, August 31st, 2020

A former Socialist finance minister warns of the unforeseeable consequences of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Government accused of meanness

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A left-wing author condemns the government’s frugal policy in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, while a business website ponders whether monetary easing can be expected when public deficits reach record levels. READ MORE

Hungarian economy shows no sign of slowdown

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A well-known economic analyst praises the Hungarian National Bank’s loose monetary policy as well as the government’s fiscally conservative line. He believes that the macro environment is helping Hungarian growth and making the economy resilient to crises. READ MORE

GDP growth has peaked

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks that the Hungarian economy will underperform official expectations. A pro-government economist finds it unfair for the EU to criticize Hungary despite fast its economic growth. READ MORE

Government tables 2019 draft budget

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

A pro-government columnist and an independent analyst find the government’s draft budget well-balanced. A left-wing commentator speculates that the government will have even more opportunity to spend large sums at its own discretion. READ MORE