Economy

A few more days and Hungary may celebrate again

Credit rating review on the horizon. 

Infertile couples may be exempted from interest on Hungary's new loan

New bits of info shared by ministry.

Tesla to open store in Budapest

Want state subsidy for a new Tesla? Well, here's your chance. If you have four children and a few bucks to spare.

Hungary to raise yield on short-term gov't securities

Just a few more days!

Hungary launches new anti-Brussels, anti-Soros campaign

They call it 'information campaign'. Brussels responds.

Hungary Mol raises fuel prices

Both petrol and diesel become more expensive.

Orbán's 'family protection' scheme unlikely to stop demographic decline

But it could improve population trajectory - Teneo Intelligence.

10 things we know about Orbán's demographic scheme and 10 we don't

Speculation ON.

Hungary is still facing serious risks even after upgrade - S&P

The analyst who upgraded Hungary gives interview to Portfolio.

Short Hungarian T-bills bought at nearly 0% again

One more eventless auction.

Hungary FinMin sets launch date for economic protection action plan

The wait will be short.

Hungarian Postal Services to sack hundreds of people

In order to improve efficiency.

Hungary FinMin reveals two details from upcoming stimulus package

Debt-to-GDP ratio may be lowered to 60% of GDP by 2022.

We'll find out this week how much Hungarians earned in 2018

And another surprise might also be wating for the country.

Hungary delivers greater victory than hoped for

Preliminary debt figures published for 2018.

S&P upgrades Hungary's credit rating

A widely expected but most welcome change, nonetheless.
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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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