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Fears of potential Hungarian default

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Economic analysts across the political spectrum comment on opposition suggestions about a looming default.

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Weeklies on inflation and the Forint

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Weeklies across the political spectrum ponder the causes and possible remedies of steep inflation and the weak Forint. READ MORE

Hungarian competitiveness improves

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

A conservative economist suggests that Hungary’s improving competitiveness is the result of the government’s pro-growth policies. According to another leading analyst, Hungary is unlikely to catch up with EU average wages anytime soon. READ MORE

Inflation higher, growth rate lower than expected

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Economists across the political spectrum investigate the causes and possible remedies of soaring inflation. READ MORE

Hungary’s economic outlook seen as uncertain

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

A leading investment banker predicts that the war in Ukraine will have seriously negative economic implications for Hungary where soaring inflation may trigger stagflation. READ MORE

PM vows to avoid 5 traps in the economy

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Commenting on Mr Orbán’s speech outlining his economic policy, a left-wing commentator believes PM Orbán has never been good at understanding how the economy works. READ MORE

Former National Bank President predicts restrictions 

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

György Surányi, who served as President of the National Bank under a socialist-liberal government in the 1990s, sees monetary and fiscal restrictions as necessary. A pro-government economist dismisses the suggestion and accuses Surányi of serving foreign interests. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the state of the Hungarian economy

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

A left-wing commentator describes welfare measures introduced barely three months before the next parliamentary elections as a desperate attempt by the government to increase its popularity. His right-wing counterpart believes those measures are proof of sound fundamentals. READ MORE

Government makes 350 billion forint budget readjustment

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of overspending ahead of the 2022 April election. A conservative economist, on the other hand, finds the government’s economic path sound and reasonable. READ MORE

Dispute over Hungary’s economic outlook

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

A left-wing commentator fears that the government’s spending policies will further fuel already rampant inflation. A pro-government analyst quotes two independent analyses to justify his confidence that Hungarian growth will skyrocket. READ MORE