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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

Hungarian growth rate first in Europe

Friday, May 17th, 2019

A left-wing commentator thinks that Hungary’s fast growth rate cannot be sustained. Pro-government columnists find such pessimism ungrounded and politically motivated. READ MORE

May 1 celebrations without critical mass

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the needs of poor Hungarians. A pro-government columnist thinks that the government has done much more for Hungarian employees than left-wing governments. READ MORE

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