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Calling for government intervention in the housing market

Monday, March 11th, 2019

In the leading online liberal media outlet, an economist calls for the government’s intervention in the real estate market to make housing more affordable. He proposes that the government restricts short-term rentals and bans foreign investors from investing in real estate. READ MORE

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets Hungary’s upgrade as acknowledgement of the government’s good performance. His left-wing counterpart downplays the importance of the credit rating. READ MORE

Record GDP growth in 2018

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Commenting on the official announcement which puts the growth of Hungary’s Gross Domestic Product at 4.8 per cent last year, commentators predict a moderate slowdown, while recognising that the growth figures eventually surpassed even the optimistic forecasts. READ MORE

Hungarian growth model praised

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A pro-government analyst points out that tax revenues are increasing fast, which he attributes to the government’s economic policy, and most importantly, to tax cuts. READ MORE

Moody’s keeps Hungarian credit rating unchanged

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

A conservative economist criticizes the credit rating company Moody’s for not upgrading Hungary’s rating. A left-wing commentator explains Moody’s decision with the still high volume of public debt. READ MORE

Hungarian economy grows by 5 per cent

Friday, November 16th, 2018

A pro-government columnist welcomes the latest high growth figures as proof of the correctness of the government’s economic policies READ MORE

Conservative economist proposes individual treasury savings accounts

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

A pro-government economist calls for the National Bank to intervene in the savings market to encourage Hungarian families to buy government T-bonds rather than leaving their savings idle on commercial bank accounts. READ MORE

Hungarian economy in good shape

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The leading independent online financial site expresses confidence that the Hungarian economy is doing well, and sees no reason to fear that a global economic slowdown would impact it as severely as the 2008 economic crisis. READ MORE

GDP growth has peaked

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

A left-wing analyst thinks that the Hungarian economy will underperform official expectations. A pro-government economist finds it unfair for the EU to criticize Hungary despite fast its economic growth. READ MORE

Government tables 2019 draft budget

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

A pro-government columnist and an independent analyst find the government’s draft budget well-balanced. A left-wing commentator speculates that the government will have even more opportunity to spend large sums at its own discretion. READ MORE