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Ruminations on life after Covid

Monday, April 19th, 2021

As the third wave of the coronavirus passes its peak, the number of infections declines and the vaccination rate passes 31 per cent, commentators ponder the post-Covid prospects of economic recovery. READ MORE

Prime Minister expects fast growth in 2021

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

A pro-government commentator is hopeful that Prime Minsiter Orbán and National Bank President Matolcsy are right to expect a swift rebound for the Hungarian economy and the start of another ‘golden era of growth’. READ MORE

Hungarian economy seen as relatively resilient

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

An independent economist points out that the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic had a deeper negative impact on other EU economies than on Hungary. READ MORE

Moody’s upgrades Hungary’s outlook to positive

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

A conservative economist sees Moody’s decision to upgrade Hungary’s growth outlook as an acknowledgement of the correct economic path followed by the government. READ MORE

Prospects of Hungarian economic recovery

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government and the National Bank to boost the economy. A left-wing commentator fears that Hungary may pay a high price for the new foreign currency loans taken by the government. READ MORE

Dispute over household savings and spending

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Pro-government economists praise the government for incentivizing domestic spending. A left-wing analyst, on the other hand, fears that Hungarian families will soon face difficulties and have to cut back on spending. READ MORE

Government tables 2021 budget

Friday, May 29th, 2020

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s desire to boost the economy and help families. A liberal analyst deems the governments’ growth expectations for 2021 unrealistic. READ MORE

Hungarian economy grows in Q1

Monday, May 18th, 2020

As the Central Statistical Office reports 2.2 per cent first quarter GDP growth, two conservative analysts ponder Hungary’s economic prospects and the return of growth after the coronavirus recession. READ MORE

Dispute over government’s economic measures

Monday, April 20th, 2020

A pro-government and an independent economist find the government’s economic incentives to kick-start the economy reasonable and well-balanced. A former liberal minister and a left-wing commentator, on the other hand, accuse the government of mismanaging the economic crisis. A centrist analyst predicts that after the health emergency, the government will face tremendous difficulties in managing the economy. READ MORE

Recession deemed inevitable

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The leading online financial news outlet contends that there is a huge variation in GDP estimates for 2020, but all analysts agree that the Hungarian economy will shrink this year, followed by a sharp rebound in 2021. READ MORE