Economy

U.S. rate hike top concern, Hungary doing well - Commerzbank chief economist

Interview with Dr Marco Wagner 

Morgan Stanley warns Hungary inflation could be more than 4% in 2019

Financial analysts at London-based Morgan Stanley forecast inflation in Hungary to rise above 4% year-on-year... 

Inflation slows Hungary real wage growth in August

Although salaries in the private sector continue to grow dynamically in Hungary, the growth of real wages... 

Yield on Hungary's 12-month T-bill lowest since May

Only HUF 21 bn worth of 12-month discount Treasury Bills were sold at the Government Debt Management... 

EU records dramatic drop in new passenger car registrations

The code word is WLTP!

Hungary could launch new family housing allowance scheme already in 2018

Fidesz lawmaker holds press conference.

This could be really big: Hungary sets eye on money kept under mattresses

Thousands of billions are on the line.

Hungary's competitiveness on maps!

Not a heart-warming sight.

Hungary Mol lowers fuel prices after major hike

Price of gasoline back under HUF 400 per litre again.

Hungary c.bank publishes rationale for rate decision

No big surprise there.

Hungary still gets paid to borrow from the market

HUF 25 billion worth of 3-month T-bills sold.

Hungary central bank holds policy meeting

Official statement to be released at 3 P.M. today.

Hungarian state could enter pension savings market

ÁKK chief suggests financial sector could get a rival.

Hungary cenbank announces tenfold increase in gold reserves

The gold is already in the country.

Hungary cenbank fired its weapons, it's time to reload them

Policy meeting on Tuesday.

Hungary central bank to make "extraordinary announcement" on Tuesday

About its investment policy.
Commentary

Hungary cenbank fired its weapons, it's time to reload them

Policy meeting on Tuesday.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's inflation hits over 5.5-year high

Analysts on CPI, monetary policy implications.

Consumer prices in Hungary seen up at almost 6-year high

Hugely important inflation data to be released shortly.

     
     
Macro Snapshot
General government balance (monthly, bn HUF)16-03-140,8 mrd Ft
PMI16-1252.2 pont
Current account balance (m EUR)15Q31599.4 m euró
Interest rate on forint-based consumer credit (APR)15-1216.9 %
GDP growth (yr/yr, adjusted for calendar impact)16Q3+2.0 %
Inflation (annual consumer price index)16-111.1 %
Infláció (medium-term target)08-083.0 %
Industrial production (working day adjusted, yr/yr)16-07-0.1 %
Benchmark interest rate16-120.90 %
Retail sales (yr/yr, adjusted for calendar impact)16-05+5.7 %
Foreign trade balance (m EUR)16-05+755 m euró
Interest rate on fixed HUF household deposits (within 12 months, annualised)15-120 %
Unemployment rate (average of 3 months before publication)16-104.7 %
Corporate forint lending rate - short term15-124.1 %
Views and Interviews

U.S. rate hike top concern, Hungary doing well - Commerzbank chief economist

Interview with Dr Marco Wagner

Even if EU funds dry up, Hungary's debt manager has large enough buffer

ÁKK Chief Executive György Barcza also talks about lottery bonds.

Unprecedented EU decision prevents Hungary from losing more funds

DG Regio Director-General explains why Hungary's situation is not as bad as it looks.