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Hungarian economy in good shape

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The leading independent online financial site expresses confidence that the Hungarian economy is doing well, and sees no reason to fear that a global economic slowdown would impact it as severely as the 2008 economic crisis. 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

BMW to open factory in Debrecen

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A left-wing columnist fears that the new BMW factory announced in Debrecen will not benefit Hungary. A pro-government economist finds such suggestions absurd, and welcomes the opening of the new car plant. READ MORE

Opposition accused of distorting emigration data

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition parties of falsifying emigration statistics in order to criticize the government. READ MORE

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