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National Bank’s rate hikes deemed necessary

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

An independent economist welcomes the National Bank’s base interest rate hikes and the announcement of incremental tapering. He believes that returning to more orthodox monetary measures will help Hungary prepare for future financial turmoil. READ MORE

GDP growth exceeds expectations

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

A pro-government commentator believes that Hungary’s 17.9 per cent growth rate vindicates the government’s economic policy. The leading online business journal suspects that fast growth may necessitate further interest rate hikes by the National Bank. READ MORE

Chances of rapid growth in 2021

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

An economic analyst thinks that Hungarian GDP growth may exceed 6 per cent only if the inflation rate is kept under control and there is no new major coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE

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