Economy

Hungary central bank might cause another surprise

Some expect non-event, some believe 'Team Matolcsy' might have other surprise up its sleeve. 

Head of EU executive lends an ear to eurosceptic eastern states

Juncker attempts to mitigate differences over dinner.

Hungary expands scheme to boost number of POS terminals

Adds 30,000 POS terminals to cash-killer programme.

Ericsson, Magyar Telekom demonstrate first 5G link in Hungary

With download speeds of 22 gigabits per second!

Wage rise subsides in Hungary

Employment index reaches new record high.

Investments in Hungary are about to make history

It would take just a little bit more.

How fed up nations are with democracy?

Many unhappy with current political regime.

Hungarian bravado in savings: Not toeing the CEE line

In the Central and Eastern European region, Hungarians are the least satisfied with the amount of their... 

Hungary's 'Team Matolcsy' could deploy 'nuclear bomb' this year

Analysts keep pondering about next steps.

Hungary's construction sector looks at EU peers in rear-view mirror

Stellar performance in August.

CEU calls on Hungary to stop buying time and sign deal at last

University claims it has met all stipulations of 'Lex CEU'.

Raise to Hungary's 3-month T-bill at auction is the first in four months

Yield remains in negative territory.

Is it already a fear of inflation? Hungarians have a new favourite gov't security

Way ahead of its peers.

Hungary's construction sector booms in August

The end of the summer turns out splendidly.

One chart on poverty in Hungary and in the European Union

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published poverty data for the block on the... 

Credit rating revision, EU summit in focus for Hungary this week

Macroeconomic calendar for the week.
Commentary

Hungary central bank might cause another surprise

Some expect non-event, some believe 'Team Matolcsy' might have other surprise up its sleeve.

How fed up nations are with democracy?

Many unhappy with current political regime.

Hungary's 'Team Matolcsy' could deploy 'nuclear bomb' this year

Analysts keep pondering about next steps.

     
     
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

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Thomas J. Sargent interview with Portfolio.

A German worker earns five times as much as a Hungarian - Orbán

The plant is the same, only the host country is different.

Juncker does not want to give up on Hungary

There is no turning back from Brexit, European Commission President says.