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Asian ’guest-workers’ in Hungary

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

After the first wave of Filipinos, the next Asian country to send many thousands of guest workers to Hungary is Thailand. READ MORE

Criticism of PM’s address on the economy

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

The nationwide left-wing print daily carries two disparaging commentaries on the Prime Minister’s address to business leaders on the state of the economy. READ MORE

PM Orbán vows to preserve stability in economic policy

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

A pro-government commentator believes that the doomsday predictions of the opposition will backfire. READ MORE

Dispute over battery factory in Debrecen

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

A left-leaning economist thinks that the Chinese battery plant planned in the city of Debrecen will not serve Hungarian economic interests but will harm the environment. A pro-government columnist finds such fears absurd and politically motivated, noting that similar factories operate in Germany. READ MORE

Standard & Poor’s downgrades Hungary but still above investment grade threshold

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

A government critical conservative economist believes that the government needs to maintain a strict economic policy path and secure access to suspended EU funds to improve Hungary’s economic outlook. READ MORE

Inflation hits 24.5 percent in December

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

As year-on-year inflation breaks another record, economists wonder if rapidly rising prices have any potential benefit. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the economy in 2022

Saturday, December 24th, 2022

A left-wing commentator suggests that 2022 was a tough year for Hungarians because the economy was mismanaged by the government. A conservative economist points out that real wages have been on the rise in Hungary. READ MORE

National Bank president criticizes government

Saturday, December 10th, 2022

A left-wing columnist calls on the Prime Minister to step down, after the President of the National Bank informed a parliamentary committee that Hungary is on the brink of an economic crisis. A pro-government pundit finds both this suggestion, and Mr Matolcsy’s criticism unfounded. READ MORE

New price caps announced

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

An independent analyst and a pro-government blogger express opposing views on the government’s decision to impose price caps on potatoes and eggs – among other basic products. READ MORE

Speculation about Hungary’s economic outlook

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Left-wing and liberal analysts blame the government and the National Bank for the high price Hungarians are paying to regain the trust of the markets. A pro-government pundit is optimistic that Hungary can avoid recession – despite the global economic crisis. READ MORE