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Forint expected to weaken further

Friday, October 16th, 2020

A senior financial analyst predicts that the Forint decline against the Euro will continue as a result of low interest rates. He suggests that both low rates and a weaker Forint are beneficial for Hungarian businesses. READ MORE

National Bank cuts base rate

Friday, June 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst welcomes the National Bank’s decision to cut the base interest rate to 0.75 per cent in order to boost growth. A left-wing commentator fears that the Forint will sink further and Hungarian families will save less. READ MORE

A new strategy at the Hungarian National Bank?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

An independent analyst suspects that the National Bank has abandoned its policy of keeping interest rates down at any price, in an effort to stabilize the exchange rate of the Forint. READ MORE

Christmas consumer spending skyrockets

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

A pro-government economist interprets record end of year spending as a proof of Hungary’s prosperity. A left-wing commentator criticizes untrammelled consumerism. READ MORE

Skirmish between Varga and Matolcsy

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

As the Minister of Finance and the President of the National Bank disagree on monetary policy, left-wing and pro-government analysts offer diametrically opposing views on the state of the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

Public debt ratio lowest since 2008

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

A pro-government commentator welcomes the sinking debt ratio as strengthening Hungary’s position in international relations. READ MORE

National Bank’s loose monetary policy to continue

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

The leading independent business news site agrees with the decision of the National Bank to keep its base rate low. It predicts that as growth slows down in Europe, the Hungarian National Bank can keep its loose monetary policy alive for a long time without having to fear a sudden weakening of the national currency. READ MORE

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

Calling for government intervention in the housing market

Monday, March 11th, 2019

In the leading online liberal media outlet, an economist calls for the government’s intervention in the real estate market to make housing more affordable. He proposes that the government restricts short-term rentals and bans foreign investors from investing in real estate. READ MORE

Record GDP growth in 2018

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Commenting on the official announcement which puts the growth of Hungary’s Gross Domestic Product at 4.8 per cent last year, commentators predict a moderate slowdown, while recognising that the growth figures eventually surpassed even the optimistic forecasts. READ MORE