Economy

Hungary about its intention to join the euro area

When the time is right. No hurry. 

Global investment banks could lose millions of dollars on new legislation

Smaller securities research firms could benefit, though.

World Bank gives advice to Hungary on how to boost competitiveness

Entrepreneurs in Hungary can get a new business license in a week or less, but it takes eight months... 

New shuttle bus to be launched from downtown Budapest to airport

It could take only 35 minutes to get to the airport from the downtown are and vice verse.

Labour shortages threaten growth all over central Europe - FT

The model used before is unlikely to be sustainable going forward.

Budapest Transport Company can expect millions from Russian metro firm

Faulty trains and delayed deliveries should bring funds to BKV.

New shuttle bus to be launched between downtown Budapest and airport

Filling the void.

Helping SMEs important to improve productivity growth - OECD SG

OECD signs deal with Hungary to assist SMEs.

This is how June ends

Key macro releases this week.

Hungary economic sentiment index almost at all-time high

Business confidence has never been greater.

Moody's upgrades Hungary's MKB Bank

Outlook remains stable.

The First Certified Customer Friendly Mortgage Announced

FHB took the lead again

Hungary to fund air cabin manufacturer in Nyírbátor

German Airbus supplier is to expand capacity and create new jobs

OTP, Raiffeisen, and K&H Won the Most Corporate Clients

In the last five years only

Further Income Tax Cuts May Be Feasible

Economy minister explains its two conditions

MNB To Launch New Coins

Primarily for numismatists, but can also be used to buy things Hungarian folk music researcher, artist... 
Commentary

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary c.bank keeps rates on hold, lowers cap on 3-m depo (2)

Analysts comment latest developments in Hungary's monetary policy.

Hungary cenbank to take several decisions on Tuesday

Rates, new cap on 3-m depo facility, new forecasts - finally an exciting policy meeting.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary inflation drops in May, acceleration is next

Analysts on Hungary's CPI present and future.

     
     
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

Cards are being reshuffled, we don't have to mimic Germany

"I believe in liberal market economy." Interview with Commerzbank Hungary's Chief Executive Officer.

EU Regional Policy Commissioner opposes Germany's punitive proposal

Exclusive interview with Corina Cretu.

Hungary base rate could remain on hold until 2019 or even longer

Deputy Governor Márton Nagy talks monetary policy.