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The Greek case proves Hungary right

Friday, May 29th, 2015

A conservative analyst argues that Hungary might have found herself in the same tragic position as Greece, had the government not sent the International Monetary Fund packing in time. READ MORE

Positive feedback from the IMF

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A conservative columnist interprets the latest IMF report on Hungary as recognition of the success of the efforts made by the Hungarian government to overcome the crisis and restart economic growth. READ MORE

Matolcsy under fire for alleged leak

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Liberal and left-wing commentators support opposition claims that MNB chief György Matolcsy leaked key information to Goldman Sachs bankers in 2011. READ MORE

Hungary benefits from FED stimulus

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks the government may take a sigh of relief after the Federal Reserve Board decided not to cut back on its quantitative easing programme, but doubts if the ensuing favourable investors’ climate will last until next year’s elections. READ MORE

IMF credit not so cheap after all?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Heti Válasz argues that Hungary is actually not losing money by financing her deficit from the market, rather than from the IMF credit line. READ MORE

Euro over 300 HUF

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the possible impact of the IMF loan repayment and the conversion of foreign currency-based mortgages into Forint credit. READ MORE

IMF packs its trunk

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A pro-government columnist welcomes PM Orbán’s decision to repay the IMF loan as soon as possible. The main left-wing daily, however, warns of the undesirable consequences of getting rid of the IMF. READ MORE

IMF leaves Hungary

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

A left-wing commentator thinks it is unreasonable to replace a cheap loan with more expensive ones, therefore the government’s decision must be based on political calculations. A business news site suggests that getting rid of the IMF may prove politically profitable for the governing right wing. READ MORE

Hungary says good-bye to the IMF

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

A pro-government commentator thinks the government will eventually opt to repay the country’s outstanding debt to the IMF ahead of schedule, as such a feat would strengthen its position in the electoral race. READ MORE

Why has the Forint lost value?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder why the exchange rate of the Forint declined in December. Pro-government analysts suggest purely external factors are responsible, while left-wing columnists blame the fall primarily on the government. READ MORE