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Inflation higher, growth rate lower than expected

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Economists across the political spectrum investigate the causes and possible remedies of soaring inflation. READ MORE

Government extends price caps

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Pro-government analysts welcome the government’s decision to keep prices down as a pragmatic social policy at a time of rapid inflation. Left-wing and liberal commentators see price caps as political tools with few economic benefits. READ MORE

‘Don’t panic!’ – Reactions to the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

A left-wing commentator calls on Hungarians not to lose their heads, as many start getting rid of their Forints, queuing up for passports, and piling up iodine pills. READ MORE

An alt-left take on food price caps

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

An alt-left commentator calls on the Left to offer even broader and more systematic price controls to defend Hungarians suffering from pro-market economic policies which favour multinational companies. READ MORE

Former National Bank President predicts restrictions 

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

György Surányi, who served as President of the National Bank under a socialist-liberal government in the 1990s, sees monetary and fiscal restrictions as necessary. A pro-government economist dismisses the suggestion and accuses Surányi of serving foreign interests. READ MORE

Mortgage interest rates capped

Friday, December 24th, 2021

The leading independent online business news outlet doubts that the government’s decision to freeze mortgage interest rates will help to keep surging inflation at bay. READ MORE

Government makes 350 billion forint budget readjustment

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of overspending ahead of the 2022 April election. A conservative economist, on the other hand, finds the government’s economic path sound and reasonable. READ MORE

Dispute over Hungary’s economic outlook

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

A left-wing commentator fears that the government’s spending policies will further fuel already rampant inflation. A pro-government analyst quotes two independent analyses to justify his confidence that Hungarian growth will skyrocket. READ MORE

National Bank raises its base rate

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

A financial analyst admits that the issuing bank is taking inflation more seriously than so far but is only cautiously optimistic about the success of the moderate shift in the National Bank’s monetary policy. READ MORE

Inflation soars, government caps fuel prices

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to mitigate an inflation caused, in part, by its own policies. His right-wing counterpart praises the measure as beneficial for consumers and businesses alike. READ MORE