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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

Hungarian GDP grows by 4.7 per cent

Friday, May 18th, 2018

As the Central Statistical Office reports first quarter GDP data, analysts across the political spectrum wonder if fast growth can be maintained in the long run, and whether the Forint will weaken against the Euro.  READ MORE

The state of economy at the end of 2017

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Two conservative economists look back on the a record of the Hungarian economy in 2017, and speculate about its prospects in 2018. READ MORE

Labour shortage seen as a threat to economic growth

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A left-wing policy analyst acknowledges that the Hungarian economy has performed well recently, but warns that future growth may be severely limited by the labour shortage. READ MORE

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor shortage. READ MORE

S&P upgrades Hungarian outlook rating to positive

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A pro-government commentator thinks that S&P’s decision to raise Hungarian credit outlook to positive indicates that the Hungarian economy is on a steady growth path. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks the upgrade is due to the private sector’s performance. READ MORE

Hungarian GDP grows by 0.9 per cent in Q1

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Although the growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is slightly beneath the expectation of experts, analysts agree that the government’s objective of 4.1 per cent growth can still be achieved in 2017. READ MORE

Left-wing debate on higher wages

Friday, August 11th, 2017

A left-wing political economist believes that in order to boost productivity, the state needs to intervene and boost wages. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, fears that higher wages would increase first and foremost alcohol and tobacco consumption. READ MORE

Opposing takes on high growth prospects

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A pro-government analyst sees high growth forecasts as proof that Hungary’s economic policies yield better results than the mainstream EU recipes, while a left-wing columnist suggests that the government is jeopardising the country’s future by rejecting further European integration. READ MORE

Economy growing faster than expected

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

A pro-government commentator interprets the 4.1 GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017 as a vindication of the government’s economic vision. A left-wing columnist objects that the Hungarian economy’s competitiveness has declined. READ MORE