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Inflation slows down, but vegetable prices surge

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

A left-wing analyst criticizes the National Bank for not raising the base rate despite the high inflation rate. Other economists think that higher prices are the natural result of increasing wages and a higher demand for higher quality goods. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary and the EU

Monday, July 8th, 2019

A middle-of-the-road publication weighs the government’s chances of withstanding criticism from the EU after the election of the new European Commission. Opposition weeklies lambast the government, accusing it of widespread corruption, while a pro-government pundit thinks the government enjoys the confidence of the citizenry. READ MORE

Government announces new ‘economy protection plan’

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Economic analysts give basically positive assessments of the government’s economic action plan which is intended to prolong fast growth. Some do not expect it to produce significant novelties. READ MORE

Hungarian growth rate first in Europe

Friday, May 17th, 2019

A left-wing commentator thinks that Hungary’s fast growth rate cannot be sustained. Pro-government columnists find such pessimism ungrounded and politically motivated. READ MORE

May 1 celebrations without critical mass

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the needs of poor Hungarians. A pro-government columnist thinks that the government has done much more for Hungarian employees than left-wing governments. READ MORE

Weaker Forint may counterbalance steep wage hikes

Friday, April 19th, 2019

An analyst writing for the leading online business news site believes that growing productivity and the weakening Forint may help Hungary avoid a ‘wage hike catastrophe’. READ MORE

Hungary’s construction sector at full steam

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

A pro-government columnist comments on the exceptional expansion of the construction sector, and praises the government for boosting the economy. He adds that Hungarian growth may be sturdy enough to continue even if the country gets less EU funding. READ MORE

PM’s competitiveness plans

Friday, March 1st, 2019

A pro-government columnist welcomes PM Orbán’s plan to make Hungary one of the five most competitive countries in Europe. READ MORE

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets Hungary’s upgrade as acknowledgement of the government’s good performance. His left-wing counterpart downplays the importance of the credit rating. READ MORE

Hungarian growth model praised

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A pro-government analyst points out that tax revenues are increasing fast, which he attributes to the government’s economic policy, and most importantly, to tax cuts. READ MORE