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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

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