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What lies ahead of Hungary's cenbank and the forint? - 10 key questions

July 17, 2018, 5:09 pm
It has occurred for the first time in many years that the market is testing the commitment of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) to its loose monetary policy stance, and the weakening of the forint has... 

Hungary forint could be hit the hardest by U.S.-China trade war - analysts

July 17, 2018, 11:16 am
The Swiss franc and Scandinavian currencies are among the most vulnerable to the escalating trade war between the United States and China, according to analysts at Danske Bank. The franc, Danish krone... 

Is there a new potential buyer for Hungarian Mol's INA stake?

July 13, 2018, 12:59 pm
The share price of Hungarian fuels group Mol may rise by as much as 352 forints, 13% of its current share price if the company manages to sell its stake in Croatian energy company INA at a mesmerizingly... 

Hungary conceives master plan to catch up with Austria

July 11, 2018, 4:31 pm
The Hungarian economy can be set on a more sustainable growth path if the cabinet achieves a turnaround in competitiveness and the central bank is now giving it help with a package of proposals. According... 

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's inflation jumps on rising fuel and tobacco prices

July 11, 2018, 11:56 am
Hungary’s 12-month consumer price index came in at 3.1% in June, up from 2.8% in May, soaring above the MNB’s 3% YoY target for the first time since 2013 January. It generally matched expectations... 

Negative real interest rate could be problem for Hungary

July 11, 2018, 9:27 am
The acceleration of inflation in Hungary is not the country’s main fundamental problem at the moment, but a negative real interest rate could be a problem when emerging market sentiment deteriorates... 

Hungary forint could be shaken by upcoming data release

July 9, 2018, 12:55 pm
Hungary’s inflation accelerated to 3.2% year on year in June 2018 from 2.8% in May, according to analysts polled by Portfolio. Although the main driver was fuel prices, the focus on local inflation... 

Hungary forint did not gain on its own, but cenbank may sigh in relief

July 9, 2018, 9:25 am
The marked strengthening of Hungary’s forint came primarily on the back of an improvement in global sentiment, as pressure on other emerging market currencies also let up, analysts at Commerzbank... 

IMF in Budapest - Here are some recommendations!

June 27, 2018, 4:15 pm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded its annual Article IV consultations with Hungarian authorities in Budapest on Tuesday, the Fund said in a statement on Wednesday. IMF economists are... 

Hungary cenbank may be scared by EUR/HUF 340

June 26, 2018, 4:08 pm
Hungary’s forint could depreciate further in the coming weeks and may even hit 335-340 versus the euro in the third quarter, analyst at J.P. Morgan said in a recently published research note. The... 

Hungarians have never been this upbeat

June 25, 2018, 8:02 am
The economic sentiment index of Hungarian think tank GKI reached another peak in June. According to the empirical survey conducted by GKI with support by the European Union, business expectations in June... 

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary c.bank applies more cautious rhetoric

June 20, 2018, 9:26 am
The National Bank of Hungary has left monetary conditions unchanged at its policy meeting on Tuesday, but it sent a strong message to markets to stem forint depreciation. Here’s how analysts assessed... 

Hungary c.bank to think tightening for the first time in 6 yrs - HUF beware?

June 19, 2018, 11:09 am
The upcoming monthly policy meeting of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) on Tuesday is likely to offer more thrills than any time over the last few years. This is the first time in the past six years... 

ANALYST VIEW - Morgan Stanley lowers target price for Hungary's OTP

June 19, 2018, 8:30 am
Morgan Stanley has lowered its target price sharply for Hungary’s OTP. The new TP is HUF 13,400, which may be HUF 1,200 lower than the previous one, it still offers an upside potential of 38% compared... 

Hungary forint could find itself in vicious circle, analysts warn

June 15, 2018, 4:34 pm
The Turkish lira is not the only currency hitting lows this week - the Hungarian forint has joined in, analysts at Commerzbank wrote in a research note on Friday. Like the lira was until recently, the... 

Hungary's inflation may reach cenbank target already in 2018 - analysts

June 11, 2018, 5:10 pm
Inflation in Hungary jumped to 2.8% yr/yr in May from 2.3% in April, mostly over the rise in the price of oil, which implies that the central bank’s (MNB) inflation target could be reached earlier... 

Hungary to report sharpest inflation rise of the last 5 yrs - analysts

June 6, 2018, 3:58 pm
Hungary’s consumer price index accelerated sharply to 2.8% year on year in May 2018 from 2.3% in April, according to analysts’ consensus forecast in a Portoflio poll. This would be the highest... 

Cohesion policy beyond 2020: simpler to use, closer to your needs

May 30, 2018, 3:40 pm
By Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy It is worth 374 billion euros, it is Europe's main source of investment and its aim is to reduce economic, social and territorial disparities Europe:... 

Panic in the world - Is Hungary's economic policy turning around?

May 30, 2018, 1:59 pm
There is no room in the budget for further stimulus, in these turbulent times Hungary needs more fiscal room, Finance Minister Mihály Varga told Bloomberg on Tuesday. His remarks show a major divergence... 

ANALYST VIEW - Jefferies lowers target price for Hungary's Richter

May 29, 2018, 12:19 pm
Jefferies has lowered its target price for Gedeon Richter, Hungary’s leading drugs producer, to HUF 5,470 from HUF 5,695 previously, and retained its ‘Hold’ rating on the stock. In... 
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