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Post-holiday week - U.S. to reveal how its economy fared in the first quarter

April 23, 2019, 5:50 am
A weekend elongated by Good Friday and Easter Monday is behind us, and the shortened week ahead of us does not offer a barrage of macroeconomic events and releases. The key central bank decisions have... 

We'll find out this short week whether concerns are China are valid

April 15, 2019, 8:05 am
The week ahead is going to be rather dull, compared to a usual week, as there are only four working days in Hungary due to Good Friday. Key data are to be released mostly abroad. China is set to kick of... 

All eyes on Mario Draghi this week

April 8, 2019, 8:00 am
Several key macroeconomic releases are in the pipeline in Hungary this week, but Tuesday’s inflation statistics will steal the show, partly because it may also have an impact on the forint exchange... 

Let's see if the Hungarian economy hit the breaks or not!

April 1, 2019, 5:00 am
The macroeconomic calendar is not exactly full this week; what we should keep an eye mainly on purchasing manager indices. The March manufacturing PMI prints caused a negative surprise in Europe in March... 

Lazy week ahead in Hungary, with eyes on the Fed

March 18, 2019, 8:01 am
No significant macroeconomic release is expected to be released in Hungary this week, while the Federal Reserve in the United States is set to hold a policy meeting that could have an impact on the global... 

We'll find out this week how Hungarian banks fared last year

March 11, 2019, 6:00 am
We are going to have a relatively calm week in terms of macroeconomic releases and events. The key central bank decisions are already behind us, rate-setters will have their monthly policy meeting only... 

Inflation and forint in focus in Hungary this week

March 4, 2019, 8:18 am
A relatively calm and eventless week is ahead of us. In Hungary, the key release will be that of the latest inflation data on Friday, while elsewhere the focus is on the European Central Bank’s (ECB)... 

Hungary cenbank chief will have a busy day on Tuesday

February 25, 2019, 8:02 am
Although the central bank’s (MNB) policy meeting on Tuesday is unlikely to bring much excitement, MNB Governor György Matolcsy will make his appearance not only on the Monetary Council but also in... 

We'll find out this week how much Hungarians earned in 2018

February 18, 2019, 11:51 am
The release of Hungary’s GDP data for the fourth quarter of 2018 last week will be followed by a series of other important figures both domestically and globally this week. Fitch Ratings has a review... 

Hungary will lay its cards on the table at last

February 11, 2019, 6:00 am
Fourth-quarter GDP figures will be in focus this week without a doubt. The first growth estimates for October-December 2018 are coming out in Europe, including Hungary. Crucial inflation data are also... 

We'll soon have the full picture on how Hungary fared in 2018

February 4, 2019, 9:21 am
We’ll have to wait a few more days for Hungary’s fourth-quarter (2018) GDP data, but some statistical releases for December are already in the pipeline for this week, and these could give us... 

OECD recommends Hungary basic state pension, anti-corruption agency

January 31, 2019, 12:30 pm
The Hungarian economy is prospering, and growth is expected to remain strong in the coming years, although its rate will drop, said the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in... 

Just how serious is Hungary's central bank about a turnaround?

January 28, 2019, 9:04 am
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will hold is fist policy meeting in 2019 this week, and it’s worth paying attention to, as it comes on the back of a recent and clear message by the bank that monetary... 

Hungary plans unprecedented debt reduction

January 25, 2019, 3:55 pm
The reduction of Hungary’s debt-to-GDP ratio may accelerate in the following years, and by the end of 2021 the ratio could be close to 60%, shows the government’s recently published budget... 

All eyes on Davos this week, but there's life outside the WEF too

January 21, 2019, 8:02 am
All eyes this week are on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, but that’s not the only event that will deserve our attention. One of these is a policy meeting to be held by the European... 

Brexit vote to steal the show this week

January 14, 2019, 8:56 am
There are a few macroeconomic releases in the pipeline this week, but the United Kingdom will definitely steal the show. British MPs will have their say on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal... 

We'll learn this week how prodigal Hungary was at the end of 2018

January 7, 2019, 8:08 am
We are going to learn this week about Hungary’s preliminary budget balance in December 2018 that will let us speculate about the full-year shortfall, as well. Other important data are also in the... 

We're about to find out how strongly the world economy starts the new year

January 2, 2019, 12:36 pm
We have a number of important international economic indicators in the pipeline this short week that will show us what shape the world economy started this year in. Hungary kicks off the three-day week... 

Hungary's 'Team Matolcsy' to huddle up one last time this year

December 17, 2018, 8:05 am
Rate decisions will be setting the tone this week both in Hungary and elsewhere in the world. The National Bank of Hungary (MNB), the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England will all hold their last... 

Hungary 3.1% November CPI shocks analysts (2)

December 11, 2018, 9:53 am
Consumer prices in Hungary were 3.1% higher on average in November 2018 than a year earlier, down from 3.8% in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday. Analysts anticipated a 3.4%... 
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