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MNB boss under fire 5 days before leaving

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A pro-government daily accuses Simor, the outgoing President of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) of servility because he passed on confidential information about Hungarian commercial banks to the IMF and finds it outraging that Simor denies ever having ordered the report to the IMF. READ MORE

Matolcsy to head the National Bank?

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

An independent conservative blogger calls for the resignation of the Minister of National Economy, holding him responsible for last year’s negative growth rate. A pro-government commentator welcomes the imminent departure of the present chairman of the National Bank, in early March. READ MORE

Hungary to tax offshore assets

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s plans to tax Hungarian deposits abroad. Left-wing and liberal commentators believe that the proposed tax is just a populist rhetorical stunt, rather than an effective measure to close tax evasion loopholes. 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

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