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ANALYST VIEW - Two rating agencies to review Hungary's debt ratings on Friday

August 15, 2019, 11:52 am
Both Fitch and S&P have the opportunity to review Hungary’s sovereign debt rating on 16 August. Despite some improvements in macro data, there is only a theoretical chance of a rating upgrade, ING... 

INSTANT VIEW - Analysts address Hungary's upside GDP surprise

August 14, 2019, 5:03 pm
The CE4 expanded at an average 4.1%oya rate in 2Q19, a similar pace to the past year or so, defying the Eurozone’s slowdown. Growth was either in line or above expectations, with Hungary and Romania... 

The only way forward for Hungary is down? Economy reaches turning point

August 13, 2019, 10:24 am
Hungary’s economic output grew by 4.7% year on year in the second quarter of 2019, according to the consensus forecast of analysts polled by Portfolio. Should this projection prove to be correct... 

ANALYST VIEW - German problems seen cracking CE3 resilience

August 12, 2019, 4:46 pm
The Central European economies have weathered Germany’s malaise with ease so far, but cracks are beginning to show, and as Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse shows no sign of strengthening... 

Market expects record Q2 profit from OTP

August 7, 2019, 3:32 pm
Hungary's OTP Bank will publish its earnings report for the second quarter early on Friday and is expected to post a record revenue and profit. According to analysts' expectations, OTP has reached an... 

ANALYST VIEW - UBS lowers target price for Hungary's OTP

August 7, 2019, 1:03 pm
UBS has on Wednesday lowered its target price for Hungary’s OTP to HUF 15,200 from HUF 15,250 previously. UBS has changed its target price for OTP to HUF 15,250 from 15,200. The new TP is 26.5%... 

Landslide in healthcare might patch up rift on Hungary's insurance market

July 31, 2019, 10:36 am
The gap between the life insurance market and the non-life segment in Hungary is expected to widen in the coming years in favour of the latter, Fitch Solutions said in its latest Insurance Report on Hungary... 

Hungary central bank gamble seems to have paid off - POLL

July 22, 2019, 11:57 am
Just a few months ago, we were worried that the Monetary Council of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) was waiting too long to tighten, but the world has made a 180 since and loosening is now a realistic... 

Consumer price increase to slowly abate in Hungary

July 8, 2019, 10:46 am
Hungary’s consumer price index is to decelerate to 3.5% year on year in June from 3.9% in May, analysts polled by Portfolio project. For the time being, the moderation does not suggest smaller price... 

ANALYST VIEW - Hungarian economy on a roll, but for how long?

July 5, 2019, 12:13 pm
The Hungarian economy is in a most favourable position, the question is how long can this growth rate can be kept up, said Zoltán Török, chief analyst at Raiffeisen Bank Zrt., at a press conference of... 

Hungarian economy to grow by close to 5% this year?

July 4, 2019, 3:16 pm
Analysts at Takarékbank have raised their projection for Hungary’s GDP growth in 2019 to 4.7% from 4.4% previously, and upped their 2020 estimate to 3.7% from 3.6%. They expect wage growth to subside... 

How the German economy is falling behind

July 1, 2019, 3:55 pm
By Michael Heise, Chief Economist, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany. With growth deteriorating, the day of reckoning for Germany’s economic policymakers is approaching fast, says Michael Heise, Chief... 

Is Hungary really such a great success story?

June 27, 2019, 11:52 am
It is easy to point out that economic divergences, structural characteristics and vulnerability, particularly to capital flows, can vary widely across countries and therefore that the EM world is not homogeneous.... 

INSANT VIEW - Hungary central bank remains on the sidelines

June 26, 2019, 9:39 am
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) kept both the base rate and the overnight deposit rate unchanged on Tuesday, in line with market expectations. Regarding other monetary conditions the Monetary Council... 

Hungary cenbank to make terribly difficult call

June 21, 2019, 12:54 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) is expected to keep the base rate on hold at 0.9% at uts upcoming meeting on Tuesday (25 June), but analysts polled by Portfolio think that in light of the updated quarterly... 

How sick euro area slowdown will make Hungary and CEE?

June 20, 2019, 2:26 pm
Whereas bad and even worse macroeconomic releases have been piling up in Western Europe, the Central and Eastern European region shows quite a convincing resilience, without signs of slowdown. Analysts... 

We'll see it shortly which direction Hungary's inflation has taken

June 6, 2019, 11:40 am
Hungary’s consumer price index remained unchanged at 3.9% year on year in May, close to the upper end of the central bank’s (MNB) tolerance range (3.0% +/-1%), according to the consensus estimate... 

ANALYST VIEW - CEE May manufacturing PMIs suggest slower Q2 growth

June 3, 2019, 3:58 pm
May manufacturing purchasing manager indices show that CEE remains vulnerable to external risks, UniCredit said in a research note on Monday, highlighting that the readings were weak in all countries but... 

INSTANT VIEW - Next move by Hungary's cenbank remains a mystery

May 29, 2019, 8:55 am
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has caused no surprise on Tuesday when it left interest rates on hold, which increases chances of monetary policy tightening in June. The bank reiterated its stance that... 

Hungary c.bank not to hike rates yet, but needs to be wary of HUF, CPI

May 27, 2019, 3:15 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will stick by its rhetoric used after its policy meeting in March, and so it will not alter monetary conditions before the publication of the next quarterly Report on... 
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