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It won't be long before Hungary gets rating upgrade - Erste

January 15, 2018, 10:39 am
At least one of the three main credit rating agencies will upgrade Hungary’s sovereign debt rating in 2018, which should further broaden the potential investor base, analysts at Erste Bank wrote... 

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's inflation slows in Dec17, as expected (2)

January 12, 2018, 12:22 pm
(Adds comment by J.P. Morgan on page2) Hungary’s consumer price index slowed to 2.1% year on year in December 2017 from 2.5% in November, slightly more than the consensus estimate of analysts in... 

Hungary forint could firm to 300 versus the euro - analysts

January 11, 2018, 3:32 pm
Two fresh analyses about Hungary’s forint have just landed in our inbox. Strategist at UniCredit do not yet expect a major breakthrough, while Nordea projects EUR/HUF at 300 for the end of 2018.... 

Consumer prices just would not rise in Hungary

January 11, 2018, 9:14 am
Hungary’s consumer price index decelerated to 2.2% year on year in December 2017 from 2.5% in November, mainly over the base effect linked to fuel prices, analysts in Portfolio’s monthly poll... 

Hungarian fund managers have new top picks

January 9, 2018, 5:27 pm
Bullish sentiment encompassed global stock markets, and records overseas are broken almost every day. The BUX index of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) has also started to recover from a fall in November... 

Hungary's foreign exchange reserves less than adequate - IIF

January 9, 2018, 8:18 am
Emerging markets recorded capital inflows of 235 billion US dollars, and their central banks increased their foreign exchange reserves by USD 130 billion in 2017, a report by the Institute of International... 

Something goes wrong with Hungary's proud and joy

January 4, 2018, 4:10 pm
Hungary’s trade surplus has been decreasing, which was linked mainly to a decrease in the goods balance and to smaller degree in the services balance. The deterioration in the terms of trade due... 

If you pay heed to one small detail, you can sexagintuple your investment

December 28, 2017, 3:01 pm
In Hungary, if you keep your money in bank deposits, you can easily get out less than what you put it, and the yield on government securities is a joke. Wouldn’t you fancy if you could make 10-20%... 

Christmas pack from Hungary's 'Matolcsy & Co.'? - Don't count on it!

December 15, 2017, 4:47 pm
The Monetary Council of Hungary’s central bank (MNB) is expected to keep interest rates on hold at its last policy meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, according to economists polled by Portfolio. At the... 

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's consumer price increase accelerates in Nov

December 8, 2017, 11:48 am
Hungary’s headline inflation accelerated to 2.5% year on year in November from 2.2% in October, driven by higher fuel prices, as expected. Core inflation, however, does not indicate rising price... 

Will EUR/HUF hit 300 next year? - First 2018 estimates land

December 7, 2017, 9:17 am
As we approach the end of the year, investment banks come out with their estimates for 2018. The first FX research notes have been published in recent days. We wanted to see first of all what analysts... 

Hungary's OTP not so attractive north of HUF 10,000

December 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
The share of Hungarian fund managers betting on the BUX index rising in the longer term (12 months) has dropped in Portfolio’s regular monthly poll compared to the previous survey. Waberer’s... 

Hungary's monetary easing becomes worldwide sensation

December 6, 2017, 10:27 am
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) is joining the quantitative easing era just as major global counterparts such as the U.S. Federal Reserve look to leave it, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. It seems... 

Hungarian authorities relaxed about risks - Should they be concerned?

December 5, 2017, 3:38 pm
Hardly anyone in Hungary believes that the economy is overheating, inflation is about to take off or the forint is vulnerable because rates are too low, economists at Morgan Stanley summed up what they... 

Hungary is good for this year, should start setting goals for 2018

December 4, 2017, 11:40 am
Hungary should not be concerned about gross financing and the Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) may soon want to sit to the drawing board about next year’s plans, Erste Bank said in a research... 

OECD publishes economic outlook for Hungary

November 28, 2017, 4:01 pm
Hungary’s annual average economic growth will be close to 4.0% in 2017, but it will gradually decelerate in the following two years, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)... 

Fitch says CEE bank outlooks stable on solid growth momentum

November 27, 2017, 3:58 pm
The banking sector outlooks in central and eastern Europe (CEE) in 2018 are stable, helped by solid economic momentum and wage growth, low unemployment, acceleration in EU fund disbursements and a growth... 

ANALYST VIEW - When is excessively loose policy a problem for Hungary?

November 27, 2017, 12:46 pm
Morgan Stanley has slightly lowered its growth estimate for Hungary for this year and raised it for 2018. It projects a prolonged period of above-trend growth in Hungary, fuelled mostly by consumption... 

Efficiency gains in banking sector may reach EUR 30 bn in next 5 yrs

November 23, 2017, 4:10 pm
Digital transformation could realistically deliver EUR 30 billion of efficiency gains, as much as -13% of total costs, over the next five years to the 59 banks in a sample put together by Autonomous Research.... 

Exotic rating agency publishes credit opinion on Hungary's OTP

November 23, 2017, 8:54 am
Chinese rating agency Dagong Global has assigned credit ratings to Hungary’s OTP. From time to time, more “exotic" credit rating agencies draw attention to themselves in order to enjoy some... 
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