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Inflation slows down, but vegetable prices surge

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

A left-wing analyst criticizes the National Bank for not raising the base rate despite the high inflation rate. Other economists think that higher prices are the natural result of increasing wages and a higher demand for higher quality goods. READ MORE

Wage hikes may revert emigration

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

A liberal analyst thinks that although wages are still way higher in western Europe, Hungarians working there may still ponder returning home as salaries in Hungary have been steadily increasing for years now. READ MORE

Weaker Forint may counterbalance steep wage hikes

Friday, April 19th, 2019

An analyst writing for the leading online business news site believes that growing productivity and the weakening Forint may help Hungary avoid a ‘wage hike catastrophe’. READ MORE

Wage hikes risk triggering job cuts

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A left-wing analyst fears that while decreasing unemployment has resulted in substantial wage increases in the German automobile plants in Hungary, the looming lull in the world economy might squeeze thousands of jobs out of the industry. READ MORE

Wages increased by over 10 per cent for the fourth year in a row

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

A pro-government economist welcomes the government’s efforts to raise wages. A left-wing analyst, on the other hand, thinks that low wages entrench inequality in Hungary. READ MORE

Government tables 2019 draft budget

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

A pro-government columnist and an independent analyst find the government’s draft budget well-balanced. A left-wing commentator speculates that the government will have even more opportunity to spend large sums at its own discretion. READ MORE

Wage increases – a factor in the election result

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

A business analyst argues that the consistent wage increases of the past three years played a significant role in the crushing electoral victory of Fidesz. He warns however that these were in part due to favourable international conditions. READ MORE

Wages expected to grow fast

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

An independent HR expert summarizes a new survey according to which wages will continue to surge in 2018, and suggests that this may slow down emigration. READ MORE

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor shortage. READ MORE

Corporate tax cuts to compensate wage hikes

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

A pro-government columnist explains that the government has to take cautious but nonetheless painful decisions to ease the burden on enterprises where wage costs have substantially increased lately as a result of the labour shortage in several professions. READ MORE