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Hungary may be unsuitable to remain U.S. ally - top U.S. diplomat

The U.S. Embassy in Budapest held another press conference where Chargé d'Affaires M. André Goodfriend said a total of six Hungarian citizens were... 

Hungary will keep special taxes even in 2015 - minister

The Hungarian government is to submit its draft tax law for 2015 to Parliament. Economy Minister Mihály Varga is holding a press conference where... 

ANALYST VIEW - Barclays downgrades Hungary's Richter, cuts TP too

Barclays has downgraded Richter to ‘Equal Weight’ from ‘Overweight’ previously... 

Loan conversion could be a big win for Hungarian FX borrowers - analysts

Although legislation in Hungary on the conversion of foreign currency household debt will be laid before... 

ANALYST VIEW - Hungary c.bank will cut rates again - Commerzbank

A Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary sent out a hawkish signal on Monday, reiterating that... 

Beleaguered Tesco should sell foreign subsidaries - Morgan Stanley

In order to maintain its positions on the British market Tesco should withdraw from its other markets... 

ANALYST VIEW - Barclays downgrades Hungary's Richter, cuts TP too

Barclays has downgraded Richter to ‘Equal Weight’ from ‘Overweight’ previously... 

Is Hungary's MOL gearing up for another acquisition?

Hungarian fuels group MOL may soon be making a new acquisition, as the sale of German RWE’s oil... 

Hungary MKB ownership rights get to Prime Minister's Office in 30 mins

Ownership rights and responsibilities exercised by the state in MKB Bank Zrt. have been assigned to the... 

Hungary's MOL remains open to talks on RWE's DEA unit

Hungarian oil and gas firm MOL Group said it would be interested in re-entering talks about RWE's oil... 

OMV CEO quits as of mid-2015, no successor in sight

The Supervisory Board of Austrian fuels group OMV and Gerhard Roiss have agreed that Gerhard Roiss resigns... 

Citigroup to exit consumer business in 11 markets, including Hungary

Along with the publishing of its third-quarter earnings report Citigroup has also announced its intention... 

Beleaguered Tesco should sell foreign subsidaries - Morgan Stanley

In order to maintain its positions on the British market Tesco should withdraw from its other markets... 

U.S. may step in to mediate between Hungarian MOL, Zagreb - minister

The Croatian government is in talks with the United States on conditions under which Washington would... 

Hungary MOL exec says makes no sense to keep Sisak refinery alive

Hungarian fuels group MOL believes it would make no sense to put money and energy into keeping alive... 

Moody's Interfax downgrades Russian arm of Hungary's OTP Bank

Moody's Interfax Rating Agency has on Friday downgraded to Aa3.ru from Aa2.ru the national scale long-term... 

Russian billionaire buys major CEE property portfolio

A Russian billionaire has bought himself into the largest Austrian property company CA Immo. By purchasing... 

Hungary MOL could boost stake further in Croatia's INA - paper

Hungarian oil and gas group MOL could purchase additional shares in Croatian refiner INA to add to its... 
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... 

Hungary to impose Internet levy in 2015, tax plans show

Hungary’s Economy Minister Mihály Varga has on Tuesday submitted to Parliament a draft on changes... 

What will the U.S. travel ban cost the Hungarian economy?

Washington has not just suddenly grown angry with Hungary; its economic relations with Hungary have been... 

Hungarian gov't slaps new levy on Magyar Telekom

Hungary’s National Economy Minister Mihály Varga has on Tuesday announced a new tax to be imposed... 

Hungary EcoMin did not ask tax chief on involvement in U.S. travel ban

When I became minister, Ildikó Vida was already the President of [tax authority] NAV and I made a deal... 

Hungarian economy shows subdued wage growth in August

Net average wages in the Hungarian economy grew by 2.2% year on year in August, the Central Statistical... 

European Anti-Fraud Office on U.S. travel ban on Hungarian citizens

“OLAF will not issue any comment on the matters to which you refer below. OLAF does not usually... 

News

Even Hungary's PM doesn't know who were banned to travel to U.S. and why

After a meeting by the national security committee on Monday morning, János Lázár, minister at the helm... 

Hungary's Lázár says has no info on citizens banned by U.S., hopes "friends" will sort this out

Hungary’s national security committee has convened in Parliament on Monday to address a ban the... 

U.S. ban of Hungarians seen related to previously uncovered corruption case, says former NAV inspector

There may be a connection between Washington banning Hungarian persons, including state officials, from... 

Is this a joke, or serious? Hungary's Rogán on U.S. travel ban

Antal Rogán, the head of the parliamentary group of the ruling Fidesz party, wants evidence that Hungarian... 

PM Orbán aims for more jobs, refreshed school system in Hungary

The Hungarian government aims to phase out income replacement allowances altogether by 2018 at the latest... 

Hungarian state officials involved in corruption inducing travel bans by U.S.

The news flow on the United States slapping an entry ban on corrupt Hungarian officials is constant.... 

Ten Hungarians banned from entering the United States

Ten Hungarian citizens, including three officials of the tax authority, have been banned by the United... 

Loan conversion could be a big win for Hungarian FX borrowers - analysts

Although legislation in Hungary on the conversion of foreign currency household debt will be laid before... 

Fitch downgrades three foreign-owned banks in Hungary (CIB, K&H, Erste)

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Hungary’s Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank Zrt's (K&H) and Erste Bank Hungary... 

Hungary's gov't adamant on advertising tax despite EU probe

The Hungarian government, if necessary, will stand up for the advertising tax in front of Brussels-based... 

Secret meetings with bank chiefs - What is Hungary's Orbán up to?

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl for a second time... 

Hungary Fidesz Vice-President mixes things up about election changes

The Vice-President of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has caused quite a surprise for his fellow... 

Hungary sells big bunch of bonds

Demand for Hungarian government bonds was sufficiently large at the biweekly auctions of the Government... 

Budapest office market vacancy rate drops in Q3

In the third quarter of 2014 the total Budapest office stock (including owner-occupied and speculative... 

Canada's Air Transat to start regular weekly flights from Budapest

Air Transat Canadian airline will start regular weekly flights between the Canadian cities of Toronto... 

Hungary construction output drops in monthly terms in August

The volume of Hungary’s construction output dropped 0.2% month on month in August, the Central... 

Hungary to have elections every two years - Fidesz VP

One more local election will be for five years then Hungary will switch back to a four-year cycle, as... 

Is Hungary really doing better?

The ratio of Hungarians looking into the future optimistically has declined significantly between January... 

Hungary receives EUR 0.5 billion EU transfers in August

The volume of net European Union transfers to Hungary totalled HUF 155 billion in August, which is almost... 

Picture clearing up on new EU executive - What post will Hungary's Navracsics receive?

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had an "excellent" impression after meeting... 

Hungarian gov't does plan changes in health care system

We have just received the first confirmation by the Hungarian government that a reform of the health... 

Ukraine is heading for sovereign default - Nicholas Spiro

The Russia-Ukraine crisis takes its toll no both parties in the conflict, but clearly Ukraine gets the short end of the stick, as it is practically heading... 

Hungary gov't needs not to consider banks' breaking point - Rogán

The Hungarian government does not have to consider the burden-bearing capacity of local banks when they incur heavy losses over their forint and forex... 

Hungary's FX relief package will indeed hurt the banks - EcoMin Varga

Hungary’s economic growth could exceed 3% this year and VAT and excise tax revenues are expected to pick up in the second half of the year, compensating... 
 

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