Economy

Hungary to nix state grants in building society funds

Citing inefficiency. 

Hungary construction sector boom confuses statistics too

Growth remains rock solid.

Can Hungary's central bank still cause a surprise?

This week may only seem to be eventless.

Hungary needs single-digit personal income tax - Matolcsy

Central bank Governor vs. Finance Minister.

Hungary's Orbán no longer has a place in the EPP - Juncker

Commission President sends strong message.

Minister reveals size of subsidy for Hungary's new BMW plant

Grant agreement signed.

Putin and Orbán have plans to further expand relations in various areas

Specific plans.

Automotive companies in Hungary flick the switches back on

Industrial production revs up again in August at last.

EU drive to cap VAT would prevent Hungary from lowering taxes

State secretary explains why cutting tax would hamper cutting taxes.

Map shows dramatic air pollution in Hungary

400,000 premature deaths in EU annually...

Even if EU funds dry up, Hungary's debt manager has large enough buffer

ÁKK Chief Executive György Barcza also talks about lottery bonds.

Yields leap at Hungary's bond auctions

Investors scoop up bonds.

Ministry works out ways to separate Hungary's private and public health care

Minister talks in interview, but no specifics revealed just yet.

Gas supply: Hungary to ink solidariy deals with neighbours

Including Romania and Slovakia.

Hungary Eximbank inks co-operation deal with Turkish counterpart

Bank financing for joint projects is a priority.

Interest rate hike works, Hungarian households get hooked on gov't securities again

6-month paper falls behind.
Commentary

INSTANT VIEW - Hungary's inflation hits over 5.5-year high

Analysts on CPI, monetary policy implications.

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

Hugely important inflation data to be released shortly.

Golden years await the Hungarian economy

Takarékbank publishes its latest estimates.

     
     
Macro Snapshot
General government balance (monthly, bn HUF)16-03-140,8 mrd Ft
PMI16-1252.2 pont
Current account balance (m EUR)15Q31599.4 m euró
Interest rate on forint-based consumer credit (APR)15-1216.9 %
GDP growth (yr/yr, adjusted for calendar impact)16Q3+2.0 %
Inflation (annual consumer price index)16-111.1 %
Infláció (medium-term target)08-083.0 %
Industrial production (working day adjusted, yr/yr)16-07-0.1 %
Benchmark interest rate16-120.90 %
Retail sales (yr/yr, adjusted for calendar impact)16-05+5.7 %
Foreign trade balance (m EUR)16-05+755 m euró
Interest rate on fixed HUF household deposits (within 12 months, annualised)15-120 %
Unemployment rate (average of 3 months before publication)16-104.7 %
Corporate forint lending rate - short term15-124.1 %
Views and Interviews

Even if EU funds dry up, Hungary's debt manager has large enough buffer

ÁKK Chief Executive György Barcza also talks about lottery bonds.

Unprecedented EU decision prevents Hungary from losing more funds

DG Regio Director-General explains why Hungary's situation is not as bad as it looks.

Hungary Fiscal Council advises cabinet against tapping reserves

Risks loom.