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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

Right-wing fears of Socialist influence over National Bank

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

A pro-government columnist finds it deeply worrying that an advisor to the President of the Hungarian National Bank is a Socialist party member. He believes that “such a conflict of interests” threatens the bank’s independence. 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

The Governor of the Central Bank has offered to give up his salary

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Both left and right wing commentators accuse the Governor of Hungary’s Central Bank of waiting too long before making a conciliatory gesture, in a fierce debate with the government over his income. READ MORE