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Hungary c.bank publishes rationale for rate decision

October 16, 2018, 3:00 pm
The Monetary Council of the Hungarian central bank (MNB) said sentiment in international financial markets has deteriorated in the period since the Council’s previous interest rate decision, but... 

Hungary central bank holds policy meeting

October 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has kept its base rate and interest rate corridor unchanged on Tuesday, as expected. The 3-month central bank deposit rate remains 0.9%, the overnight deposit rate and... 

Hungary cenbank fired its weapons, it's time to reload them

October 15, 2018, 9:30 pm
Analysts polled by Portfolio agree that the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will not deliver any surprise at is policy meeting on Tuesday, either by raising interest rates or making an unexpected announcement... 

Hungary central bank to make "extraordinary announcement" on Tuesday

October 15, 2018, 4:09 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has called a press conference for 10 A.M. on Tuesday. The invitation says: “Extraordinary Announcement - The Investment Policy of the MNB". At this point, we... 

Can Hungary's central bank still cause a surprise?

October 15, 2018, 8:44 am
The central bank’s upcoming policy meeting is clearly the biggest event in Hungary this week. Elsewhere in the world, GDP data are in the pipeline, the first coming out from China. What we mean to... 

Cenbank chief also urges Hungarians to buy government bonds

October 9, 2018, 5:05 pm
The reduction of the base rate by 610 basis points between August 2012 and the end of 2017 brought the state budget 1.6 trillion forints in savings, said György Matolcsy, Governor of the National Bank... 

Consumer prices in Hungary seen up at almost 6-year high

October 8, 2018, 5:27 pm
Hungary’s inflation accelerated to a 69-month high of 3.5% in September, according to analysts polled by Portfolio. The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) does not expect the consumer price index to... 

London-based economists see smaller Hungarian rate hike and later

September 24, 2018, 5:22 pm
Fitch Solutions Macro Research, member of Fitch Group, has modified its forecast and now believes that the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will start raising interest rates later than previously thought... 

This is how government measures make life more expensive in Hungary

September 24, 2018, 8:32 am
Since the release of the Hungarian central bank’s (MNB) June Inflation Report, the cabinet has adopted several measures that influence the inflationary processes. According to MNB staff, the steps... 

This is how you sell monetary easing as tightening

September 19, 2018, 1:33 pm
By István Madár 1. The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) made decisions of significant importance on Tuesday which set it on the path of monetary tightening. 2. The central bank used a clever trick yesterday... 

INSTANT VIEW - Hungarian c.bank announces gradual policy normalisation

September 19, 2018, 9:18 am
The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) announced the return of the Funding for Growth Scheme (FGS) for small and medium-sized enterprises. The new FGS Fix will be launched in January 2019 and will be aimed... 

Hungary c.bank to change unconventional toolkit, prepares for normalisation

September 18, 2018, 3:01 pm
Consistent with the practice of leading central banks, the MNB is also prepared for the gradual and cautious normalisation of monetary policy, the National Bank of Hungary said in its post-meeting statement... 

Hungarian central bank holds policy meeting

September 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has left its base rate, as well as the overnight deposit and lending rates on hold at its monthly policy meeting on Tuesday, as expected. The 3-month MNB deposit rate... 

Hungary's central bank cannot delay this decision for much longer

September 17, 2018, 4:52 pm
It is no question that the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) will keep its so-called benchmark policy rate on hold on Tuesday. The market, however, is split about whether or not the bank will say anything... 

Markets await central bank policy meeting in Hungary

September 17, 2018, 8:20 am
The main event in Hungary this week will be the policy meeting of the central bank (MNB) on Tuesday, not to mention that the bank will also release its latest Report on Inflation therefore the hype before... 

Hungary forint approaching a brick wall

September 14, 2018, 10:35 am
Hungary’s forint was flat against the euro on Friday morning, starting the day at around 324. In the meantime, the euro has settled down a bit after yesterday’s sharp firming that was triggered... 

Hungary forint does not cross "pain threshold" of central bank

September 3, 2018, 3:15 pm
The National Bank of Hungary is not under pressure to tighten policy, though some clearer guidelines about its exit plan at the 18 September rate-setting meeting would help the central bank to strengthen... 

Hungary's forint remains unaffected by cenbank policy meeting

August 22, 2018, 11:16 am
The Hungarian central bank’s (MNB) in-line rate decision has hardly had any impact on the forint, and EUR/HUF remains around 323-324. The US dollar has settled down after some depreciation on Tuesday... 

Hungary's cenbank pledges to maintain loose monetary conditions with current tools

August 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
“In the Council’s assessment, maintaining the base rate and the loose monetary conditions is still necessary to achieve the inflation target in a sustainable manner. The current volatile international... 

Hungary central bank holds policy meeting

August 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has left its interest rates on hold at its monthly policy meeting on Tuesday, in line with the forecast of analysts in a Portfolio poll. The central bank is going to... 
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