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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

IMF packs its trunk

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A pro-government columnist welcomes PM Orbán’s decision to repay the IMF loan as soon as possible. The main left-wing daily, however, warns of the undesirable consequences of getting rid of the IMF. READ MORE

Further tax hikes

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder about the possible reasons behind the restrictions announced by the Minister of the Economy. READ MORE

Further savings announced

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

A pro-government columnist warns that Hungary cannot be sure of release from the EU’s excessive deficit procedure, despite all its fiscal zeal. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst thinks IMF talks are a sham

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A leading commentator at Népszabadság claims the government does not want to reach an agreement with the IMF, because it finds the price ­ – a return to “orthodox” economic policy -too high. READ MORE

Have the IMF talks broken down?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

A conservative columnist comments on rumours about the breakdown of IMF talks. The government is right to resist IMF pressure to cut wages and pensions, he suggests. But he is at a loss to explain why the government has launched an insulting media campaign against the IMF to coincide with its yearly summit. READ MORE

Cautious optimism because of IMF talks

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Magyar Nemzet hopes the IMF will not put forward unacceptable demands, while Népszabadság wants moderation to prevail on the government side. READ MORE