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New price caps announced

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

An independent analyst and a pro-government blogger express opposing views on the government’s decision to impose price caps on potatoes and eggs – among other basic products. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s looming crisis

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Five opposition-leaning weeklies ponder the possible political consequences of soaring inflation and the government’s conflicts with the western mainstream. But they doubt whether the opposition parties will be able to take advantage of the crisis. The two pro-government weeklies believe that the government is ‘on the right side of history’ in its international conflicts. READ MORE

Speculation about Hungary’s economic outlook

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Left-wing and liberal analysts blame the government and the National Bank for the high price Hungarians are paying to regain the trust of the markets. A pro-government pundit is optimistic that Hungary can avoid recession – despite the global economic crisis. READ MORE

PM Orbán promises to halve inflation

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The weeklies were already on the stands when the Prime Minister announced that he had instructed his Finance Minister and asked the President of the National Bank to slash inflation by half next year. Business commentators already express concern over inflation rates that reached 20.1 per cent year on year in September. Online sites have already reacted to the Mr Orbán’s announcement. READ MORE

Forint weakens further against the Euro and Dollar

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

As year-on-year inflation hits 20,1 per cent in September, and 1 Euro trades at 429 HUF, an independent financial analyst wonders how and if the decline of the Forint can be halted. READ MORE

Forint hits record low

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

As the national currency sinks below 320 to the Euro, a critic of the government admits that the reasons are largely outside the government’s control. READ MORE

War of words over Ukraine conflict

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pundits from all sides of the political spectrum ponder the implications and use of EU sanctions on Russia and the ‘national consultation’ the Hungarian government has called to discuss them. READ MORE

No peace in sight in Ukraine

Friday, August 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator excludes the possibility of a just peace in Ukraine. Meanwhile, he warns that the worst is still ahead, and not just for Ukrainians. READ MORE

Fears of potential Hungarian default

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Economic analysts across the political spectrum comment on opposition suggestions about a looming default.

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Weeklies on inflation and the Forint

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Weeklies across the political spectrum ponder the causes and possible remedies of steep inflation and the weak Forint. READ MORE