Economy

Did employment growth fizzle out in Hungary?

Number of unemployed do not really fall further either. 

Hungarian government's 'Stop Brussels' campaign not working

Hungarians like being member of the EU a little more than last year.

Hungary's Orbán talks CEU, Soros, NGOs, migration

Public enemy No.1 Soros wanted to take over OTP too!

Hungarian Mercedes plant puts the pedal to the metal

It is high time for a new production unit.

EU takes infringement procedures against Hungary to the next stage

Next stop may be the European Court of Justice.

Hungary's Orbán grilled by MEPs

Gives Brussels both barrels, plays down criticism as "absurd"

Commission responds to Hungary's 'Stop Brussels' campaign

Highest VAT rate in the EU also comes up.

Hungary opposition party wins case against Economy Ministry

Ministry can no longer hide tax reliefs granted for stratetic partner companies.

Commission opens infringement procedure against Hungary over new higher ed law

The College of EU Commissioners has decided on Wednesday to take legal action against Hungary in the... 

Budapest airport aims to re-establish a route to the USA

For the summer 2018 schedule.

European Commission finds way to block Hungary's 'Lex CEU' - portal

Infringement procedure may be opened against Hungary.

Russia is no threat to Hungary, Foreign Minister says

Szijjártó urges counterparts in EU, NATO to respect this position.

Hungarian bank executives disagree with central bank

Reporting from Portfolio's 'Lending 2017' conference.

Hungary MNB ready to ease monetary conditions further

Via unconventional, targeted instruments, if inflation remains persistently below target.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary central bank leaves rates unchanged

Let's see what the market thinks and what the MPC has to say.

Hungary cenbank keeps rates on hold, as expected

Interest rate corridor remains unchanged too.
Commentary

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary central bank leaves rates unchanged

Let's see what the market thinks and what the MPC has to say.

Hungary's Orbán cabinet has room for massive rate reduction

Although a balanced budget may not be politically expedient, OTP analysts say.

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary inflation performs surprise drop in March

Monetary policy outlook unlikely to change.

     
     
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

Russia is no threat to Hungary, Foreign Minister says

Szijjártó urges counterparts in EU, NATO to respect this position.

Hungarian gov't creates no election budget for 2018 - Lázár

Supporting Hungarian businesses is the key political objective.

You want to be a powerful player in Europe? You should invest in this!

Director-General for Research and Innovation talks with Portfolio - about 'lex CEU' too.