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Central Banker Matolcsy on FX loans and banks

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The leading left-wing daily accuses National Bank chief Matolcsy of compromising judicial independence and the rule of law by calling for retroactive legislation in order to abolish FX loans. A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s efforts to strengthen Hungarian owned banks. READ MORE

A right-wing take on FX mortgages

Friday, November 15th, 2013

A conservative economist contends that forex mortgages endanger European financial stability and calls for EU action to ease the burden on debtors. READ MORE

MNB extends cheap loan programme

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Analysts across the political spectrum ponder the possible implications of the National Bank’s extended lending program, which aims to stimulate economic growth. READ MORE

Inflation at 39 year low

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The leading left-wing daily contends that despite the record low overall inflation rate, Hungarian families have to spend more on basic goods. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, believes the low inflation rate proves that the government is on the right path. 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

National Bank to be involved in FX mortgage conversion?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

A conservative pundit warns against a selective conversion of loans denominated in foreign currencies. He proposes that the National Bank should step in and offer part of its foreign currency reserves to convert all FX household loans into Forint credits. READ MORE

The government’s chances in the tuition battle

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A centrist analyst asks if the government can avoid paying a heavy political price for its higher education reform and the communication strategy which surrounds it. READ MORE