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Hungary may receive huge 'award' shortly

February 14, 2019, 1:50 pm
The first of the large rating agencies to review Hungary this year is Standard & Poor’s. You might want to keep your eyes peeled on Friday night for an S&P statement, as it could possibly take Hungary’s... 

Moody's 2019 outlook on global sovereigns still stable, but risks mount

November 6, 2018, 3:39 pm
The outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in 2019 is stable, balancing the global economy's continued but slowing growth momentum against rising uncertainty over longer-term economic and financial stability... 

Hungary gets the present it has been dreaming about

November 13, 2017, 8:34 am
Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Hungary's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to Positive from Stable and affirmed the IDRs at 'BBB-', the rating agency announced... 

INSTANT VIEW - Moody's removes Hungary from junk grade - What next?

November 7, 2016, 1:15 pm
Moody’s has upgraded Hungary’s sovereign credit rating by one notch, from Ba1 to Baa3 with Stable outlook on Friday. The move has been in line with market expectations, therefore market reaction... 

S&P upgrade leaves yields on Hungary's short gov't securities unfazed

September 19, 2016, 4:35 pm
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INSTANT VIEW - S&P lifts Hungary back to investment grade in a surprise move

September 19, 2016, 9:03 am
Rating agency S&P upgraded Hungary to investment grade in a surprise move on 16 September. The removal from junk grade was unexpected, as S&P did not carry a positive outlook on Hungary, and in fact refused... 

S&P raises Hungary's credit ratings back to investment grade

September 19, 2016, 7:53 am
Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has raised its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Hungary to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BB+/B'. It has also raised its ratings on the... 

Hungary cenbank still thinks GDP could grow by around 3% in 2016

September 14, 2016, 8:13 am
Estimates of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) show that Hungary’s annual average economic growth could be around 3% in 2016, director Zsolt Kuti told daily newspaper Magyar Hírlap on Wednesday.... 

Too soon - Moody's leaves Hungary in junk grade

July 11, 2016, 8:43 am
Moody’s has not changed Hungary’s Ba1 sovereign debt rating for Hungary on Friday, a brief statement issued by the rating agency showed on Friday. Hungary remains in investment grade only at... 

ANALYST VIEW - Fitch upgrading Hungary is a positive surprise - Citi

May 23, 2016, 3:01 pm
Although Hungary’s upgrade to investment grade has been in the air for months, a decision by Fitch to improve the country’s long-term foreign currency rating to BBB- from BB+ with stable outlook... 

Fitch upgrades Hungary to investment grade

May 20, 2016, 10:48 pm
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Hungary back to investment grade (BBB-) on Friday. Analysts were split about the possible outcome of today’s rating update, as many thought the rating agency could delay... 

Hungarian gov't would not mind even 330 EURHUF - BofA-Merrill Lynch

May 19, 2016, 2:58 pm
Hungary’s forint is undervalued, and a single upgrade to investment grade is still likely this year. However, policy bias and preferences have raised near-term risks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch... 

At least someone still believes in Hungary's upgrade back to IG

May 13, 2016, 4:30 pm
Several analysts have grown uncertain over the last few weeks about what chances Hungary stands to be upgraded back to investment grade in the foreseeable future. Fitch Ratings might just bring the country... 

Moody's leaves Hungary out of rating updates this time, junk grade remains

March 5, 2016, 9:28 pm
Hungary’s sovereign debt rating remains one notch below investment grade (IG) at Moody’s Investor Service, as the rating agency decided not to update its ratings on Hungary on 4 March, although... 

ANALYST VIEW - Hungary may regain investment status as soon as May - J.P. Morgan

February 12, 2016, 3:44 pm
Improvements in Hungary’s external position as well as fiscal policy are likely to allow the country to regain investment grade in 2016. This is likely to happen in case of two rating agencies (Moody’s... 

Hungary needs tight budget, improved business climate for upgrade - Fitch

January 29, 2016, 8:05 am
Fitch may upgrade Hungary's credit rating from the "junk" status it has languished in for years if it makes improvements in its business climate and keeps its budget on track, Fitch analyst Arnaud Louis... 

Hungary EcoMin Varga thinks Fitch upgrade unlikely, report scheduled for 10 p.m.

November 20, 2015, 11:00 am
Hungary's Economy Minister Mihály Varga is not expecting Fitch Ratings to restore Hungary's investment grade rating on Friday, the minister said on public television channel M1 on Friday morning. Fitch... 

DBRS also to rate Hungary's sovereign debt status

November 18, 2015, 3:27 pm
Ratings firm DBRS plans to cover 19 more countries over the next two to three years, challenging the dominance of the big three agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch, Reuters reported on Wednesday.... 

Hungary sends message to Fitch: Levy cut for all banks remains on track

November 13, 2015, 3:05 pm
Hungary's government will press ahead with a planned reduction in a hefty levy imposed on all banks operating in the country, a senior official said. Not only the Economy Ministry, but also the Prime Minister... 

Moody's takes rating actions on six Hungarian banks

November 12, 2015, 8:53 am
Moody's Investors Service has taken rating actions on six Hungarian banks, prompted by the outlook change to positive from stable on the Hungarian government's Ba1 debt rating. Erste Bank Hungary was upgraded... 
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