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Minimum wage raised by 8 per cent

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

A left-wing columnist thinks that, due to the higher than expected growth rate, the government should have raised wages by more than originally scheduled. He warns, nonetheless, that steady wage increases may hurt Hungary’s competitiveness. READ MORE

The state of the economy in 2019

Monday, December 30th, 2019

The leading pro-government dailies find Hungary’s economic performance on schedule to meet the government’s target of reaching the EU GDP average by 2032. READ MORE

GDP growth just below 5 per cent

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

A pro-government journalist praises government policy, but admits that Hungary’s high growth rate is also due to external factors. READ MORE

Economic slowdown feared

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

A left-wing analyst and the leading independent online economic media outlet suspect that Hungarian GDP growth has peaked, and a major slowdown will hit Hungary soon. READ MORE

Hungarian GDP growth tops Europe again

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

An independent economic analyst writes that the Hungarian economy is increasingly resilient to external shocks, including the slow down in Germany. As a result of growing Hungarian competitiveness and sound internal demand, Hungarian economy can maintain fast growth, he suggests. READ MORE

Hungary’s competitiveness improves

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Commenting on various international indicators on Hungary’s economy, a pro-government commentator suggests that the government’s policies are working and the Hungarian economy is in good shape. 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

Next year’s budget forecasts over 4 per cent growth

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Commenting on next year’s budget, which was adopted by Parliament last Friday, analysts acknowledge the successes of the past eight years and ponder the chances of further growth. READ MORE

Hungarian economy shows no sign of slowdown

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A well-known economic analyst praises the Hungarian National Bank’s loose monetary policy as well as the government’s fiscally conservative line. He believes that the macro environment is helping Hungarian growth and making the economy resilient to crises. 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