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National Bank cuts base rate

Friday, June 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst welcomes the National Bank’s decision to cut the base interest rate to 0.75 per cent in order to boost growth. A left-wing commentator fears that the Forint will sink further and Hungarian families will save less. READ MORE

A new strategy at the Hungarian National Bank?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

An independent analyst suspects that the National Bank has abandoned its policy of keeping interest rates down at any price, in an effort to stabilize the exchange rate of the Forint. READ MORE

Soros accused of speculating against the Forint

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The pro-government media suspects that the extreme volatility the Hungarian currency has shown over the past few days is due to speculative sales. They all believe that American-Hungarian financier George Soros may be the one pulling the strings. A liberal weekly ridicules that assumption. READ MORE

National Bank intervenes as Forint hits historic low

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst contends that the sudden weakening of the Forint can be explained by fears over Hungary’s emergency laws rather than by economic factors, and therefore the stabilization of the Hungarian currency’s exchange rate requires the adjustment of the government’s rhetoric and legislation style. READ MORE

Skirmish between Varga and Matolcsy

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

As the Minister of Finance and the President of the National Bank disagree on monetary policy, left-wing and pro-government analysts offer diametrically opposing views on the state of the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

Pros and cons of the Euro

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

As the Forint weakens to an all-time low against key currencies, a liberal analyst thinks that the government has multiple reasons not to introduce the Euro. READ MORE

Forint hits all time low against the Euro

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

A left-wing commentator excoriates the National Bank for not intervening in defence of the national currency as its exchange rate scrapes just short of 332 to the Euro. READ MORE

National Bank’s loose monetary policy to continue

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

The leading independent business news site agrees with the decision of the National Bank to keep its base rate low. It predicts that as growth slows down in Europe, the Hungarian National Bank can keep its loose monetary policy alive for a long time without having to fear a sudden weakening of the national currency. 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

Forint stabilising after month-long drop

Friday, July 6th, 2018

A pro-government financial expert cautions the National Bank against yielding to market pressure and raising interest rates. READ MORE