Hungary c.bank lending scheme hardly worth anything? - Research findings

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has extremely limited success with the original goal of its Funding for Growth Scheme (FGS), which was to facilitate... 

Quaestor victims not entitled to compensation - Hungarian Bank Association chief

The Hungarian Banking Association is of the view, and this could be deducted even from the constitution, that the victims of failed brokerage Quaestor... 

Hungarian central bank could cut rates as low as 1.2% by Q3 - analyst

Analysts agree that the National Bank of Hungary will keep cutting rates on low inflation, but views... 

How will Hungarians pay taxes next year? - Cabinet brainstorms

By István Madár Hungary’s government has apparently made an about face in tax policy. At least... 

Hungary brokerage fraud scandal may turn into a bomb

Hungary’s brokerage fraud scandal continues to develop and London-based analysts are already estimating... 

Hungary's OTP is the subject of desire - But for how long?

OTP is a mania. It is either manically adored or hated by the investors. It is perfectly normal that... 

Hungary OTP chief says Russian arm may not remain profitable

OTP, Hungary’s largest bank by assets, is holding its annual general meeting today. Shareholders... 

Hungary's brokerage scandal: There may be 25,000 victims at Hungária Securities

You don’t read much about Hungária Securities Zrt. in the Hungarian press these days, although... 

Hungary Magyar Telekom to receive HUF 6 bn dividend from Macedonian arm

The Macedonian subsidiary of Hungarian telecoms group Magyar Telekom is to pay nearly 11 billion forint... 

Croatia's INA to restart production at Sisak refinery this week

Production will be restarted at the Sisak refinery of Croatian oil and gas firm INA, in which Hungary’s... 

Hungary's OTP is the subject of desire - But for how long?

OTP is a mania. It is either manically adored or hated by the investors. It is perfectly normal that... 

This is how Hungary's banks, taxpayers will pay for Quaestor's crimes

The Board of Directors of Hungary’s Investor Protection Fund (BEVA) has taken 113 billion forint... 

Hungary FX loan relief weighs down on Raiffeisen Zentralbank 2014 results

Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB), the parent company of Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI)... 

Special levy for Hungary's Magyar Telekom may be lowered as soon as 2016 - portal

The Hungarian government could lower the special tax on the telecom sector as soon as next year, local... 

Hungary Quaestor files: How much does ETO Park stink?

The assets of bankrupt Hungarian brokerage firm Quaestor have been estimated at HUF 300 billion at... 

Confidence in Hungary's financial sector shaken by yet another case of fraud

The owner of Lombard Kézizálog Pawnbrokers in Hungary has turned himself in to the police in the course... 

Intraday gains for Hungarian oil stock MOL near 6%

Wednesday market sentiment was ecstatic in Asia. Trading in Europe's leading stock markets continued... 

Erste: Now is the time to buy Hungarian energy stock MOL

Erste Bank has significantly hiked its fair value estimate for Hungarian energy stock MOL to HUF 17,400... 
Markets (HU)

Budapest Stock Exchange seems cursed, turnover declines in Sept too

There was no turnaround on the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) in September, as its duplicated turnover... 

Hungary forint pushed to one-week low

Although Thursday afternoon's moderate decline in investor sentiment came to a halt in the evening CET... 

Euratom signs Hungary's nuclear supply deal for Paks expansion - Lázár

Euratom, the nuclear watchdog of the European Union, has approved a contract between Hungary and Russian... 

Gas to be offered by Hungary's state-owned non-profit utilty will not be cheaper after all

Contrary to earlier promises that Hungary’s state-owned public utility company will offer rates... 

Hungary to have EUR 34 bn EU funding in 2014-2020 period - gov't official

Hungary will have over 34 billion euro worth of EU funds available in the 2014-2020 programming period... 

Hungarian central bank could cut rates as low as 1.2% by Q3 - analyst

Analysts agree that the National Bank of Hungary will keep cutting rates on low inflation, but views... 

Matolcsy and Co. cement interest rate expectations in Hungary

Hungary’s central bank (MNB) will lower its base rate by another 15 basis points next Tuesday to... 

Banks in Hungary doubt truce with gov't will last, cautious on lending outlook

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and central bank (MNB) managing director Márton Nagy both... 

News

How will Hungarians pay taxes next year? - Cabinet brainstorms

By István Madár Hungary’s government has apparently made an about face in tax policy. At least... 

Record-breaking deal on Warsaw office property market

Ghelamco Poland has signed a record-breaking agreement for the lease of office space at Warsaw Spire.... 

IMF reports on Hungarian central bank's asset management company

The ‘bad bank’ of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), or as it likes to call it Asset Management... 

EU Commission suspends payment of EUR 451 m development funds to Hungary

The European Commission suspended the payment of EUR 451 million (cc. HUF 135 billion) worth of development... 

Hungarian state remains open to buying more banks - c.banker

There would be place for five large universal banks that have respective markets shares of 15-25% therefore... 

Hungary bank tax cut should be conditional to more lending - c.bank

The reduction of the bank tax planned and pledged by the Hungarian government should be conditional on... 

Commission suspends payment of HUF 700 bn development funds for Hungary

The European Commission has suspended part of the interim payments from the European Regional Development... 

Hungary has no intention to go back on deal with EBRD, Erste - gov't official

A proposal to lower the special levy on banks could be discussed by the government next week at the earliest... 

Hungary brokerage fraud scandal may turn into a bomb

Hungary’s brokerage fraud scandal continues to develop and London-based analysts are already estimating... 

EU will mobilise giant funds without political bias - Interview

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear from the very start of the 315 billion... 

Hungary's construction output grows but outlook worsens

The volume of Hungary’s construction output grew by 3.2% month on month in February 2015, but the... 

Hungary EcoMin Varga meets Commissioner Hill in Brussels

Hungary’s Economy Minister Mihály Varga has had talks in Brussels on Tuesday on the European Commission’s... 

Hungarian Suzuki unit appoints new CEO

As of 14 April 2015, Naoyuki Takeuchi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Magyar Suzuki Corporation.... 

IMF more upbeat on Hungary's 2015 growth than gov't

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised upwardly its prognosis for Hungary’s 2015 growth... 

This is how much a 15% stake in Erste Bank will cost Hungary

The Hungarian government is about to modify the 2015 budget, according to a statement issued by the National... 

Vehicle manufacturing drives Hungary's industry forward

Hungary’s industrial output rose by 5.8% year on year in February 2015, according to both unadjusted... 

Hungary base rate could be cut to 1.35% by end-2015 if HUF remains strong - BofA/ML

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has ample room to cut rates as even by the end fo 2016 inflation will... 

Russian tourists seem to like Hungary less

Hungary’s tourism fared well in the second month of this year. In February 2015, the number of... 

Prologis to start new speculative development

Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced it has broken ground on a speculative... 

Compensation of Hungary's Quaestor victims to be paid by fair businesss

Antal Rogán, head of the parliamentary group of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, has submitted... 

Hungary could afford flat-rate corporate income tax next year - official

Hungary’s corporate income tax rate could be lowered to 10% already in 2016 (there are currently... 

EU will mobilise giant funds without political bias - Interview

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear from the very start of the 315 billion euro Investment Plan that the projects should not... 

Hungary to cut bank tax in exchange for increased lending - PM

Under a new bill to be submitted to Parliament today by Antal Rogán, head of the parliamentary group of Hungary’s Fidesz party, every victim but... 

"You cannot hold grudges forever" - Interview with Erste CEO Andreas Treichl

The agreement signed in February by the Hungarian government, Erste Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) could mean the... 
 

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