Economy

Hungary quietly prepares new funding for health care?

The latest measures point in that direction. 

LOT to launch new direct flight to London from Budapest

From next year, twice a day.

No austerity in 2019, Hungarian PM Orbán pledges

In response to central bank's higher CPI forecast.

Yields leap at Hungary's bond auctions

Market would not cool off.

Hungary central bank unworried about price stability

Inflation target to be achieved despite capital market turbulence.

HUF close to all-time low - Cenbank managing director talks to analysts

MNB sends yet another message.

Everybody calm down! Wage boom has not ended in Hungary

Wage growth is over 10% again.

You won't believe how cheap Hungary is!

Price level in Hungary is only 62% of the EU average.

Hungary could kill masterplan of Lidl, Spar

Regulation tightening threatens.

Hungary has no near-term plans for Eurobond issuance - debt office

But it is seeing market possibilities.

Hungary to abolish casualty tax and FTT on smaller wire transfers

Tax for insurers to rise, bank tax changes too.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary c.bank applies more cautious rhetoric

Will the market believe the bank is taking a step back?

Hungary cenbank revises GDP, CPI estimates upwardly

Here are the latest forecasts.

Hungary c.bank defends forint with surprise statement

In line decision, with a pinch of surprise.

Hungary central bank gives rationale for policy decision

Official statement revised significantly.

Hungary cenbank holds policy meeting - Here's the decision!

All eyes on rationale coming up.
Commentary

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary c.bank applies more cautious rhetoric

Will the market believe the bank is taking a step back?

Hungary c.bank to think tightening for the first time in 6 yrs - HUF beware?

Team Matolcsy's possible answers to changing external conditions.

Hungary's inflation may reach cenbank target already in 2018 - analysts

OTP reflects on CPI after jump in May.

     
     
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 %
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