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  • Hungary's democracy just got a failing grade
  • Pompeo to build US ties with Hungary's right-wing leaders
  • EC Raises Hungary GDP Growth Forecast
  • Foreign Minister: Hungary Ready to Keep Fighting ISIS
  • Controversy Surrounds Planned Hungarian Holocaust Museum

    Finance


  • Finance Minister: Govt Committed to Tax Cuts
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • ReneSola secures financing for projects in Hungary, Poland
  • to-the-point: ReneSola secures finance for 96 MW of PV in Hungary ...
  • Hungary's Finance Minister unveils key economic figures

    Celebrities


  • Stars Pay Tribute to Hungarian-American Producer Andy Vajna
  • Andy Vajna Laid To Rest at Private Funeral Attended by PM Orbán ...
  • Hungarian Stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Cancer and corruption: In Romania, it's the same fight
  • Perception Of Rapists As Successful People Decreases Likelihood ...

    Culture


  • Hungary marks Day of Hungarian Culture with nationwide events
  • Lammi Wins Fifth BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award
  • Cultural Unions: Academic Workers Facing Existential Crisis
  • Socialists Urge Lowering VAT on Cultural Services
  • Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

    Criminal


  • Hungary jails heads of company over disastrous toxic spill
  • Homeless suffer as winter makes harsh Hungarian law harsher
  • Hungarian 'ethical hacker' faces eight-year prison sentence
  • Hungary court jails company officials over 2010 toxic spill
  • General Gusztáv Jány – World War II war criminal, butcher of his ...

    Religion


  • US Senators introduce resolution condemning Hungary's Orbán ...
  • Trump mentioned two Holocaust survivors during the State of the ...
  • Croatia-Vatican Agreements Will Not Be Amended
  • Extending aid to persecuted Christians, Hungary funds Syrian ...
  • When Jews Ruled the Fencing World

    Politics


  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...
  • Hungary PM Orban: I must fight French President Macron on ...
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • Hungary's democracy just got a failing grade
  • Is eroding democracy bad for the economy? What Venezuela ...
  • Lammi Wins Fifth BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award
  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...
  • Hungary PM Orban: I must fight French President Macron on ...
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls for anti-immigration ...
  • Hungary's democracy just got a failing grade
  • Hungary, populism and my Orbán-voting father
  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...
  • Viktor Orbán has crossed all the red lines. And no one's stopped him
  • EU leaders must do more to save rule of law in Hungary, says MEP
  • EU sees much slower growth in Hungary in 2019 than cabinet
  • Govt Eyeing Economic Protection Scheme
  • Finance Minister: Govt Committed to Tax Cuts
  • Govt: Further Economic Growth Hinges on Labour Market, Higher ...
  • Details leaked about Hungarian PM Orbán's upcoming address
  • Hungary's industry fares surprisingly well
  • Hungarian economy strong, but risks ahead - OECD
  • EU sees much slower growth in Hungary in 2019 than cabinet
  • MNB Changes Anchor, end of Dovish Policy in Sight?
  • Lammi Wins Fifth BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • ReneSola Secures Financing for Projects in Hungary and Poland
  • Is eroding democracy bad for the economy? What Venezuela ...
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • Hungary's Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
  • Spinal Stenosis Implants Market to Expand at a Steady CAGR of 5.7 ...
  • Labour shortages threaten Central European growth
  • How the EU Plans to Punish Hungary and Poland
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • Hungary's Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
  • Automotive World Must Prepare for Unprecedented Challenges
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • The Hungarian Defense Industry, 2019-2023 - Market Attractiveness ...
  • Hungary: workers and students fight together against Orbán
  • CEE to maintain healthy growth in 2019: UniCredit
  • Viktor Orban and His Chinese Turn: Economic Benefits or “to Spite ...
  • Europe is in trouble, but Hungary's manufacturing sector is still fine
  • Hungary: Budget started slow, finished strong
  • EU transfers help, but Hungary's budget deficit remains large
  • The Hungarian Defense Industry, 2019-2023 - Market Attractiveness ...
  • Socialists Urge Lowering VAT on Cultural Services
  • Hungary's Finance Minister unveils key economic figures
  • Union at Audi plant in Hungary to hold week-long strike
  • Scottish Government publishes infrastructure investment plan
  • EU Plans Raid On Member States' Corporate Tax Revenues
  • Hungary debt manager easily sells HUF 30 bn worth of short bills
  • Hungary debt manager sells HUF 72 bn in T-bills
  • EU Cuts Growth Forecasts For Region, Will BOE Emulate Other ...
  • Hungary debt manager cuts short bill auction over poor demand
  • UK Services PMI at lowest level since the Brexit referendum
  • Euro Area inflation data remains subdued while GDP was mixed
  • Focus on upcoming vote on Brexit amendments
  • Hungary Debt at 73.9% of GDP

    Hungary Leaders


    President


  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • Hungary's democracy just got a failing grade

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Socialists-Párbeszéd Protest House Speaker's Planned Sanction
  • Opposition Turns to Top Court to Review Admin Court Law
  • EU countries recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's president

    Prime Minister


  • Hungary's democracy just got a failing grade
  • Hungary, populism and my Orbán-voting father
  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Hungary causes diplomatic spat over EU's migration stance
  • Orban warns immigration will divide EU ahead of parliamentary ...
  • Hungary to shun Italian-led eurosceptic alliance, stick with EPP

    Minister of Economy


  • Details leaked about Hungarian PM Orbán's upcoming address
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • Is eroding democracy bad for the economy? What Venezuela ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • At least 150kg of spoiled meat from Poland sold to consumers in ...
  • EU Finally Moves to Tackle Issue of Double Quality
  • Viktor Orban and His Chinese Turn: Economic Benefits or “to Spite ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Lammi Wins Fifth BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award
  • 'Partly Free' - Freedom House downgrades Hungary
  • Why Hungary's state-sponsored schoolbooks have teachers worried

    Minister of Defense


  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Visit to Hungary Confirmed
  • Hungary Is Significantly Improving Its Military
  • Hungary Bucks US Push to Curb Russian and Chinese Influence

    Minister of Education


  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Visit to Hungary Confirmed
  • Why Hungary's state-sponsored schoolbooks have teachers worried
  • US now siding more with Hungary in dispute over Ukraine's ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Hungary calls on US to spur Exxon gas project in Black Sea
  • Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Hungary For Meetings, Poland For ...
  • Germany's Merkel To Meet Visegrad Four Leaders In Slovakia

    Minister of Finance


  • Finance Minister: Govt Committed to Tax Cuts
  • Details leaked about Hungarian PM Orbán's upcoming address
  • Hungary, Russia to modify financing for Paks nuclear plant ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Hungary next week
  • 2012 Olympic Champion Daniel Gyurta Named Senior Advisor to ...
  • Foreign Minister meets Hungarian counterpart in Washington

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Hungary blocks joint EU-Arab League statement over migration issue
  • Italy gags EU on Venezuela crisis
  • Venezuela's chaos exposes EU disarray on foreign policy

    Minister of Justice


  • Hungary causes diplomatic spat over EU's migration stance
  • Hungary opposition unites in challenge to government's overhaul of ...
  • 'Partly Free' - Freedom House downgrades Hungary

    Minister of Health


  • Govt to Drastically Reduce Deficit by Freezing Human Sector's Funds
  • Cancer and corruption: In Romania, it's the same fight
  • Stars Pay Tribute to Hungarian-American Producer Andy Vajna

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Hungary, Slovenia Make Joint Bid for EU Funding to Link Gas ...
  • Foreign Minister: EU Policy on China 'Hypocritical', Cooperation All ...
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...

    Minister of Sports


  • 2012 Olympic Champion Daniel Gyurta Named Senior Advisor to ...
  • Where are Government ministers travelling for St Patrick's Day?
  • All Hungarians should do sports

    Director of State Security Service


  • New Hungarian legislation on national security screening of foreign ...
  • Ukraine's Border Service, Hungarian Law Enforcement Protection ...
  • Frans Timmermans renews concerns about rule of law in Hungary

    Chairman National Bank


  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to March 29
  • DC court says Holocaust survivors can sue Hungary in the US for ...
  • Chapter News & Omegas: December 2018 – January 2019

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • How Hungary and South Korea came together
  • Uganda: Entebbe UN Base to Stay but 350 Jobs At Stake
  • Meet Austria's New Permanent Representative to the International ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Convictions issued over Hungary sludge flood that killed 8
  • Trump Names Anti-Semitism Monitor After Two Years Of Leaving ...
  • The good news: Trump's ineptitude

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • DC court says Holocaust survivors can sue Hungary in the US for ...
  • Report reveals Trump's plans for luxe Moscow tower – as it happened
  • Jewish judge named to Florida Supreme Court at day school where ...

    Opposition


  • Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn
  • Should the EU care about civic and political opposition in Hungary?
  • Hungary opposes EU-Arab League cooperation due to migrant ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • EC Raises Hungary GDP Growth Forecast
  • Hungary general govʼt contingent liabilities at 17.5% of GDP
  • 2018 GDP Growth Underestimated by All
  • EU sees much slower growth in Hungary in 2019 than cabinet
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • Labour shortages threaten Central European growth
  • Govt Eyeing Economic Protection Scheme
  • Hungary's industrial data is a real head scratcher
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    Investment

  • EU sees much slower growth in Hungary in 2019 than cabinet
  • MNB Changes Anchor, end of Dovish Policy in Sight?
  • Lammi Wins Fifth BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • Is authoritarianism bad for the economy? Ask Venezuela – or ...
  • ReneSola Secures Financing for Projects in Hungary and Poland
  • Is eroding democracy bad for the economy? What Venezuela ...
  • EU sees much slower growth in Hungary in 2019 than cabinet
  • MNB Changes Anchor, end of Dovish Policy in Sight?
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    Demographics

  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • Hungary's Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
  • Spinal Stenosis Implants Market to Expand at a Steady CAGR of 5.7 ...
  • Labour shortages threaten Central European growth
  • How the EU Plans to Punish Hungary and Poland
  • OECD urges Hungarian policy change
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • Hungary's Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
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    Export/Import

  • Automotive World Must Prepare for Unprecedented Challenges
  • OECD: Hungary Economy “Prospering” but Risks Remain
  • The Hungarian Defense Industry, 2019-2023 - Market Attractiveness ...
  • Hungary: workers and students fight together against Orbán
  • CEE to maintain healthy growth in 2019: UniCredit
  • Viktor Orban and His Chinese Turn: Economic Benefits or “to Spite ...
  • Europe is in trouble, but Hungary's manufacturing sector is still fine
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    Public Spending

  • Hungary: Budget started slow, finished strong
  • EU transfers help, but Hungary's budget deficit remains large
  • The Hungarian Defense Industry, 2019-2023 - Market Attractiveness ...
  • Socialists Urge Lowering VAT on Cultural Services
  • Hungary's Finance Minister unveils key economic figures
  • Union at Audi plant in Hungary to hold week-long strike
  • Scottish Government publishes infrastructure investment plan
  • EU Plans Raid On Member States' Corporate Tax Revenues
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    Public Debt

  • Hungary debt manager easily sells HUF 30 bn worth of short bills
  • Hungary debt manager sells HUF 72 bn in T-bills
  • EU Cuts Growth Forecasts For Region, Will BOE Emulate Other ...
  • Hungary debt manager cuts short bill auction over poor demand
  • UK Services PMI at lowest level since the Brexit referendum
  • Euro Area inflation data remains subdued while GDP was mixed
  • Focus on upcoming vote on Brexit amendments
  • Hungary Debt at 73.9% of GDP
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-07HUBalance of Trade OCTHUF88BHUF 150B01
    2018-12-07HUBudget Balance NOVHUF-181.6BHUF -172B01
    2018-12-06HUIndustrial Production YoY OCT-0.60%4.60%01
    2018-12-05HURetail Sales YoY OCT5.40%5.50%01
    2018-12-05HUGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q31.10%1.20%01
    2018-12-05HUGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q34.90%4.80%01
    2018-12-05HURetail Sales MoM OCT0.20%0.30%01
    2018-12-03HUHALPIM Manufacturing PMI NOV53.557.1 ?54.500
    2018-11-30HUPPI YoY OCT6.40%6.70%7.40%00
    2018-11-28HUUnemployment Rate OCT3.70%3.80%3.80%00