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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 fund managers have new top pick

July 5, 2019, 10:20 am
Leaving its all-time high behind, the general index of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) dropped sharply in May. Although it made several attempts to make up for the loss in June, these pursuits fizzled... 

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... 

Hungary has not been in this position for a decade

July 3, 2019, 3:20 pm
Hungary’s net lending of the rest of the world was 1.4% of GDP in the four quarters to the first quarter of 2019. The figure is special because it was last positive in 2009. Since then, under the... 

Moody's lowers outlook on Hungarian banking system

July 2, 2019, 12:09 pm
Moody's outlook on Hungary's banking system has changed to stable from positive, as banks have largely completed de-risking and further loan quality improvements will be more limited over the outlook period... 

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... 

What kind of bank could Hungary's OTP buy next?

May 31, 2019, 4:37 pm
The privatisation of Komercijalna Banka, one of Serbia’s largest banks, is about to begin, and OTP was rumoured as one of the potential bidders. Let’s take a look at what we should know about... 

What is the Hungarian government's new action plan good for?

May 30, 2019, 3:32 pm
Hungary’s Finance Minister Mihály Varga has announced new measures the government plans to put in place in scope of its economic protection action plan. The 13+1 points revealed on Thursday are aimed... 

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... 

It would take a brutal crisis to tame Hungary this year

May 20, 2019, 4:28 pm
The Hungarian economy should hit the break really hard so that its actual annual economic growth would not exceed current expectations considerably. Even in a bearish scenario, GDP is seen up by over 4.0%... 

Three things may force Hungarian cenbank to turn around

May 16, 2019, 11:12 am
It would take inflation north of 4.0%, the forint to depreciate over 330 versus the euro and a steepening yield curve as more inflation premium gets built in for the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) to surrender... 

Hungary's economic growth seen sky-high in January-March

May 13, 2019, 5:32 pm
The Hungarian economy most likely fared excellently in the first quarter of 2019. The monthly production and consumption data suggest that the country’s gross domestic product expanded even more... 
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