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        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

        Pros and cons of the Euro

        Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

        As the Forint weakens to an all-time low against key currencies, a liberal analyst thinks that the government has multiple reasons not to introduce the Euro. READ MORE

        Forint hits all time low against the Euro

        Saturday, August 31st, 2019

        A left-wing commentator excoriates the National Bank for not intervening in defence of the national currency as its exchange rate scrapes just short of 332 to the Euro. 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

        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

        Forint stabilising after month-long drop

        Friday, July 6th, 2018

        A pro-government financial expert cautions the National Bank against yielding to market pressure and raising interest rates. READ MORE

        Hungarian GDP grows by 4.7 per cent

        Friday, May 18th, 2018

        As the Central Statistical Office reports first quarter GDP data, analysts across the political spectrum wonder if fast growth can be maintained in the long run, and whether the Forint will weaken against the Euro.  READ MORE

        Forint becoming a favoured carry trade currency

        Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

        The leading online economic news outlet points out that as a result of a long series of interest rate cuts by the Hungarian National Bank, the Forint has become a popular carry trade currency.  READ MORE

        Base interest rate cut to historic low

        Friday, July 24th, 2015

        As the National Bank concludes its easing cycle by cutting the base interest rate to 1.35 per cent, a conservative columnist contends that the MNB has helped economic growth significantly, and, despite leftist fears, the Forint has not been weakened by the rapid sequence of rate cuts.

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        Forint to be a loser or winner of the Greek crisis?

        Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

        A pro-Greek economist believes Hungary’s debt burden is incomparably lighter than Greece’s, but it is unclear at the moment to what extent the markets will appreciate that difference. READ MORE