Economy

Hungary's Team Matolcsy may surprise everyone again

Base rate is not the important part here. 

Hungary will not withdraw 'lex Heineken', it's already in Brussels

Even though Heineken and Csíki Beer agreed to drop litigation.

Heineken, Csíki Sör strike deal in copyright dispute

Rival brands to co-exist, litigations to be dropped.

Hungary cenbank to introduce instant payment system

In 2019.

Budapest has something London can only dream of yet

Budapest could become the first fintech hub in CEE, says Davie Mohan.

Hungary MKB chief says bank may go public sooner

May list bank as soon as H2 2018.

Sweeping change in Hungary's construction sector

Confidence indices at multi-year highs.

The case for dividends in volatile times

In a large number of advanced countries, the current yields of government bonds are hovering in negative... 

Hungarians are the most depressed nation in the EU

Forlorn data about depression.

Hungary appears to be an investment haven - SocGen

Yet another analysis on Hungary's success story.

Automotive company to invest EUR 100 mn in Hungarian plant

ZF Hungária to create more than 700 jobs in Eger.

Hungary beats even superpowers in WEF energy index

The country is 21st on the Energy Architecture Performance Index 2017.

World Aquatics Championships just got more expensive for Hungarians

High diving, high costs.

Excise tax cut to take motor fuel prices lower in Hungary

Mol to adjust prices to changes.

Budapest wants Jagger jamboree for World Aquatics Championships

Dare to aim high! Invite the Rolling Stones to the opening ceremony.

Hungary debt manager easily sells 12-month T-bills

5-yr floating rate bond also hot item.
Commentary

Hungary's Team Matolcsy may surprise everyone again

Base rate is not the important part here.

Hungary appears to be an investment haven - SocGen

Yet another analysis on Hungary's success story.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's inflation jumps in February

Food prices are to blame, but tempo expected to drop.

     
     
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

Budapest has something London can only dream of yet

Budapest could become the first fintech hub in CEE, says Davie Mohan.

Brexit-fed two-speed EU may cause eastern unrest - Hungarian EcoMin

Mihály Varga warns of potential consequences of Brexit.

What wil happen to Budapest Bank? Flash interview with outgoing CEO

György Zolnai answers Portfolio's questions.