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Hungarian economy shows no sign of slowdown

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A well-known economic analyst praises the Hungarian National Bank’s loose monetary policy as well as the government’s fiscally conservative line. He believes that the macro environment is helping Hungarian growth and making the economy resilient to crises. READ MORE

New retail bond highly popular

Friday, June 14th, 2019

A pro-government commentator describes the government’s new retail bond scheme as a huge success. A left-leaning analyst, on the other hand, finds it controversial that tax revenue is used to pay for the favorable interest rates. READ MORE

MNB ends 7-year easing cycle

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
As the National Bank marginally increases one of its interest rates, commentators remark that its consistent policy of fuelling economic growth has been modified, but without being abandoned altogether.

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Forint stabilising after month-long drop

Friday, July 6th, 2018

A pro-government financial expert cautions the National Bank against yielding to market pressure and raising interest rates. READ MORE

Base interest rate cut to historic low

Friday, July 24th, 2015

As the National Bank concludes its easing cycle by cutting the base interest rate to 1.35 per cent, a conservative columnist contends that the MNB has helped economic growth significantly, and, despite leftist fears, the Forint has not been weakened by the rapid sequence of rate cuts.

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National Bank defiant

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A business daily thinks the Hungarian National Bank intended to flex its muscles  when it decided to cut its main interest rate again earlier this week, although the Forint lost approximately three per cent of its value to the main currencies over the past two weeks. READ MORE

Central bank rate cuts criticized

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

A liberal economist acknowledges that his fears about the impact of lowering the base rate have been proven unfounded. But he accuses National Bank chief György Matolcsy, nonetheless, of irresponsible management. READ MORE

Another MNB interest rate cut

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

A pro-government commentator says Hungary needs lower interest rates and welcomes the approaching end of András Simor’s era in the National Bank. READ MORE

Interest rate cut criticised and praised

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

According to Népszabadság ‘the air is getting thinner’ around the President of the National Bank – meaning that he is running out of breathing room – and he should consider resigning. Magyar Nemzet welcomes what it calls a break with old dogmas. READ MORE