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Minimum wage to be raised by 20 %

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

A conservative economist agrees that Hungarian wages are low, but he still finds the government’s plan to raise the minimum wage by 20 per cent risky. READ MORE

Inflation approaches 5%

Friday, September 10th, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of incompetence in both forecasting and managing inflation. A government-friendly analyst, on the other hand, remarks that old age pensioners will be more than compensated for the rise in prices. READ MORE

Chances of rapid growth in 2021

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

An economic analyst thinks that Hungarian GDP growth may exceed 6 per cent only if the inflation rate is kept under control and there is no new major coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE

National Bank raises base rate

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Commenting on the rate hike announced by the National Bank on Tuesday, a left-wing columnist interprets National Bank President Matolcsy’s criticism of overspending as a declaration of war on the government. READ MORE

National Bank hints at rate hike

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

As the Hungarian National Bank announces plans to raise the base rate to keep inflation at bay, a left-wing analyst fears that families will be in trouble if they need to pay higher interest on mortgages. READ MORE

Government announces pension rise

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

In order to compensate pensioners for higher-than-expected inflation, the government has announced pension hikes retroactive from January. READ MORE

Monetary experts warn against high debt

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Two chief economists of the Hungarian National Bank dismiss the suggestion, broadly held among left-wing US economists, that governments have no reason to worry about high levels of public debt. READ MORE

Battered Forint sinks 10 per cent this year

Friday, September 25th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks the government has contributed to weakening the national currency, while a business analyst sees no hope for a stronger Forint in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Pensions will be raised by 2.8 per cent in January

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

A left-liberal columnist thinks old age pensions should be raised by at least 3.5 per cent in 2020. READ MORE

Forint hits all time low against the Euro

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

A left-wing commentator excoriates the National Bank for not intervening in defence of the national currency as its exchange rate scrapes just short of 332 to the Euro. READ MORE