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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

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