Press mood stories for Hungary

May 26, 2017 06:15GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Cabinet encourages childbearing (Magyar Idok)
Save country [with demographic programme] (Magyar Idok)
Utility arrears [of households] halved (Magyar Idok)
Hungary may become CEE hub for Chinese goods transported by sea (Magyar Idok)
Prices of domestic strawberries increase (Vilaggazdasag)
Surprising numbers: Emigration the lowest in Hungary [among former socialist countries] (Vilaggazdasag)
NBH foundations purchase another expensive property (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Government’s favourite media agent becomes disgraced [state funds for some media companies dry up] (Magyar Nemzet)
Civil wars emerge between Fidesz’ media empires (Magyar Nemzet)
[Socialist MSZP PM candidate] Botka: There will be no need for [border] fence if Mid-East situation is resolved (Magyar Nemzet)
May 25, 2017 06:57GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
No delay with tenders for rural development EU funds (Magyar Idok)
Never have so much money remained in Hungarian households [with new tax benefits] (Magyar Idok)
More young inventors to be needed (Magyar Idok)
Positive trends on real estate market to continue (Vilaggazdasag)
Companies’ expectations not that optimistic for years (Vilaggazdasag)
Fierce rivalry on Hungary’s [telecom] market (Vilaggazdasag)
Queue for social assistance declines [in Q2] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Central bank to spend billions on campaign [for consumer friendly housing loans] (Magyar Nemzet)
[LMP co-chairman] Hadhazy: Corruption has never been so obvious (Magyar Nemzet)
May 24, 2017 06:15GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Central bank stands by low interest rates (Magyar Idok)
Pest county to get flood aid (Magyar Idok)
Hungary is target [of terrorism] but risk is small (Magyar Idok)
Torrential rain paralyses Budapest (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy PM] Janos Lazar: Increase of government support for families with children (Magyar Idok)
Government intends to attract retirees to work (Vilaggazdasag)
Savings banks submit mandatory buyout bid for FHB (Vilaggazdasag)
Logistics market is concentrated around Budapest (Vilaggazdasag)
Fuel prices increase (Magyar Nemzet)
State to purchase cars for HUF 45bn (Magyar Nemzet)
May 23, 2017 06:08GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government expects guaranteed wage increases in tourism (Magyar Idok)
Government wants to see Hungary part of better, stronger EU [parliamentary speaker Laszlo Kover] (Magyar Idok)
Labour bureaus: Number of job seekers declines further (Magyar Idok)
London analyst do not expect rating hike by NBH before 2019 (Vilaggazdasag)
30,000 fewer people looking for work (Vilaggazdasag)
[Oil and gas company] MOL sets up real estate company (Vilaggazdasag)
OTP with imminent acquisition in Romania (Vilaggazdasag)
Government to boast with these numbers [reduced emigration] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
State orders huge amount [HUF 45bn] of new cars (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[PM] Orban: Brussels repeats attacks on Hungary from four years ago (Magyar Nemzet)
[Deputy PM] Lazar admitted, ministries not to be relocated to countryside (Magyar Nemzet)
May 22, 2017 06:19GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Soros plans to destabilise Hungary and Europe (Magyar Idok)
Thousands anti-government protestors on Budapest streets (Magyar Idok)
2018 to be year of change according to socialist party [MSZP] (Magyar Idok)
Fidesz candidate wins interim parliamentary elections in Gyula (Magyar Idok)
Market expects boom in agricultural development (Vilaggazdasag)
Growth of IT market continues (Vilaggazdasag)
Base rate expected to be kept unchanged [at MPC’s sitting this week] (Vilaggazdasag)
[Economy minister] Varga: We are to start Hungarian bus industry (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Government to stop population decline? (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Nearly 2,000 new buses to order Volan (Magyar Nemzet)
Socialists [MSZP] secretly negotiate [cooperation] with liberal LMP [but get refusal] (Magyar Nemzet)
May 19, 2017 06:24GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Szeged [socialist PM candidate Laszlo Botka is Szeged’s mayor] investigated under suspicions for fraud (Magyar Idok)
[Government spokesman] Zoltan Kovacs: We are not willing to give up ore of our sovereignty (Magyar Idok)
Polish foreign minister: Hungary’s punishment is unjustified (Magyar Idok)
Budget debate [at parliament] ends today (Vilaggazdasag)
Interest rates on personal loans fall (Vilaggazdasag)
FHB generates profit [in Q1] (Vilaggazdasag)
Gasoline becomes more expensive (Vilaggazdasag)
Demand for Hungarian workers increases abroad (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Tax debt: Too easy to circumvent [tax administration] NAV (Magyar Nemzet)
May 18, 2017 06:15GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Frontal attack against government by European Parliament (Magyar Idok)
Financial assets of households continue to expand (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy PM] Janos Lazar: Survival of Hungary’s sovereignty is at stake (Magyar Idok)
More and more Hungarians choose Germany [for tourism] (Vilaggazdasag)
Tens of thousands of limited liability companies come to end [after not meeting mandatory capital hike requirement] (Vilaggazdasag)
Government debt increases in Q1 (Vilaggazdasag)
Record amounts spent on gambling last year (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Ridiculous CEU-government negotiations (Magyar Nemzet)
May 17, 2017 06:19GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Strategic agreement with another giant Chinese company in Hungary [Bohong Group] (Magyar Idok)
Sharp increase in pork exports (Magyar Idok)
Economy ministry surprised by good results of economy [in Q1] (Magyar Idok)
First national building society starts recruiting clients (Vilaggazdasag)
Moody’s: Hungary’s real economy is strong (Vilaggazdasag)
[Israeli drug maker] Teva scales down operations in Hungary (Vilaggazdasag)
[Railway company] MAV closes 2016 with profit (Vilaggazdasag)
Two large rural airports seek to attract cargo traffic (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Shortage of professionals in logistics (Magyar Nemzet)
EP to vote on situation in Hungary today (Magyar Nemzet)
May 16, 2017 06:21GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PM Orban: East caught up with West (Magyar Idok)
[Socialist PM candidate] Botka announces utopian programme (Magyar Idok)
Coordination [of economic policies] is key [according to NBH governor Matolcsy] (Magyar Idok)
Nearly hundred billion of forints for developing army [next year] (Magyar Idok)
Employment of public work scheme falls [in March] (Vilaggazdasag)
Evaluation of tenders [for EU funds] delayed (Vilaggazdasag)
Chinese money come to [chemical producer] BorsodChem (Vilaggazdasag)
[Tax administration] NAV gives up amazing amount of money [in recoverable claims] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Thousands of parking spaces lost in Budapest because of housing construction (Magyar Nemzet)
Household consumption increases (Magyar Nemzet)
May 15, 2017 06:06GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Ex-PM] Gyurcsany transaction can be costly [Hungary to repay HUF 18bn of EU funds] (Magyar Idok)
Strategic relations between Hungary and China (Magyar Idok)
Stirring in radical circles [new radical nationalist party discussed] (Magyar Idok)
Eximbank to service more and more SMEs (Vilaggazdasag)
Banks expect peaceful cooperation [with government] (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarians have high propensity to save (Vilaggazdasag)
New level of Hungarian-Chinese relations (Vilaggazdasag)
New high rises could be built in Budapest (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Crony capitalism and creeping centralisation [in Hungary] (Magyar Nemzet)
May 12, 2017 06:27GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Socialist PM candidate] Botka announces revenge against right-wing press boycott (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy PM] Janos Lazar: David and Goliath battle takes place in quota case (Magyar Idok)
Farmers suffer billions [of forints] in damages (Magyar Idok)
Parliament to start discussing draft 2018 budget next week (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarian tax system moves in right direction (Vilaggazdasag)
Budapest among most popular meeting venues (Vilaggazdasag)
One in four hospital beds is empty (Vilaggazdasag)
Surprising statistics comes from Hungarian hospitals (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Another HUF 11bn [of public contracts] land close to [PM advisor] Habony’s companies (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Narrowing space in Brussels [for Hungarian government] (Magyar Nemzet)
European Parliament to get EU’s most powerful weapon against Hungary (Magyar Nemzet)
Only Fidesz voters interested in national consultation [against migration, Brussels] (Magyar Nemzet)
May 11, 2017 06:33GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Tourism fires up in March (Magyar Idok)
Good cooperation with EBRD (Magyar Idok)
New radical party may appear soon (Magyar Idok)
[Foreign affairs minister] Peter Szijjarto: Hungary to make every effort to stop immigration (Magyar Idok)
Net profit of [state-owned development bank] MFB reaches HUF 359mn (Vilaggazdasag)
Shares become new favourite [saving of households] (Vilaggazdasag)
Activity of [state-owned development bank] MFB significantly increases (Vilaggazdasag)
Strong start for consumer loans (Vilaggazdasag)
State-owned national utility company to develop social-based electricity and gas price reduction (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Fidesz prepares social utility price cuts for elections? (Magyar Nemzet)
May 10, 2017 06:23GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EC may convict Bulgaria of [thermoelectric power plant] Maritsa Iztok pollution
[MEP] Maria Gabriel to be Bulgaria’s [new] EU commissioner
Bulgaria and Romania remain EU’s Balkan ghetto
GERB foredooms majoritarian voting introduction again
Ombudsman Maya Manolova: Decision for majoritarian voting is taken by Bulgarian citizens
[Defence Minister] Karakachanov: Voluntary military service is included in government programme
Bulgaria’s export to EU rises by 9.0% y/y in Jan-Feb 2017
60% of companies to raise wages [Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry]
May 09, 2017 06:14GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Accelerating investments in Paks [nuclear plant expansion] (Magyar Idok)
[President] Ader: Keep in mind the state interests (Magyar Idok)
[Parliamentary speaker] Laszlo Kover: Hungary is ready for constructive dialogue with Council of Europe (Magyar Idok)
[Drug maker] Richter [positively] surprises analysts (Vilaggazdasag)
Contract for subway line renovation to be awarded in July (Vilaggazdasag)
Upsurge in retail loans (Vilaggazdasag)
Interesting why churches received HUF 118bn of budget money last year (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[President] Ader: If this [deterioration of political discourse] goes on, it could destroy everything (Magyar Nemzet)
Development programme for Hungarian armed forces only bluff? (Magyar Nemzet)
May 08, 2017 05:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government to continue improving situation of pensioners (Magyar Idok)
Higher than usual heating bills may come (Magyar Idok)
Less pea and potato growing this year (Magyar Idok)
Fitch to assess us again on Friday [May 12] (Vilaggazdasag)
Significant business opportunities are waiting for Hungarian companies in Columbia (Vilaggazdasag)
Central bank puts 2016 profit into reserves (Vilaggazdasag)
Ader to take oath [for second presidential mandate] today (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Government to spend HUF 150-200bn on renovating public canteens in next ten years (Magyar Nemzet)
Fidesz candidate wins in Debrecen interim municipal elections (Magyar Nemzet)
May 05, 2017 06:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Disturbances in the governing party (Magyar Nemzet)
Government and EC play a game of bluffs (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
New Swiss owned of Maria Schmidr firm (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Funds quickly running out of government securities (Vilaggazdasag)
Momentum came from EU economies (Vilaggazdasag)
Brussels lists the supported ones and may trigger wave of protests (Magyar Idok)
May 04, 2017 06:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Paks II does not have alternative (Magyar Idok)
Laszlo Botka files wrong assets declaration (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Median: Half million people less support Fidetz in April (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Another 100 bank branches closed (Vilaggazdasag)
It saves state investments [Convergence programme projects bigger deficits] (Vilaggazdasag)
It will be easier to secure a loan for agricultural investment (Vilaggazdasag)
Welcome to Budapest-Belgrade rail investment tenders (Vilaggazdasag)
May 03, 2017 06:59GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Commitees may also examine the Lehel case (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Chinese investor visitied Bosch plant in Miskovic (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
New polls shows big share of undecided votes, Fidets leads (Magyar Nemzet)
2018 budget is realistic, according to employers (Vilaggazdasag)
Govt completes 2018 budget (Vilaggazdasag)
Deal reached to replace retired teachers (Magyar Idok)
May 02, 2017 06:44GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Jonnik president took again on the Roma issue [Democratic opposition parties to launch joint candidates in 2018] (Magyar Idok)
Plan for 2018 budget on track to be delivered to parliament (Magyar Idok)
The pension insurance market continues to grow (Vilaggazdasag)
HUF 100bn of budget variations in 2017 (Vilaggazdasag)
Thousands demonstrated on May Day with Momentum Movement (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Erik Banki stole several millions (Magyar Nemzet)
Apr 28, 2017 06:23GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Mercedes has outstanding year in 2016 [in Hungary’s operations] (Magyar Idok)
Job protection plan leaves substantial amounts with Hungarian companies (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy PM] Janos Lazar: We have defended the interests of Hungary (Magyar Idok)
Hungary to become innovation centre (Vilaggazdasag)
More and cheaper car leases (Vilaggazdasag)
Eximbank to launch new programmes for SMEs (Vilaggazdasag)
Majority of Paks expansion contracts to be public (Vilaggazdasag)
Mercedes Hungary reaches limit of production capacity (Vilaggazdasag)
Three days, two fuel price changes [downwards] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[DK leader] Gyurcsany predicts DK to get 10-15% in elections (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Identity of new [MKB] owners not really surprising (Magyar Nemzet)
[Fidesz MP, chairman of economic committee] Erik Banki invests millions of dubious origin in Opimus
Apr 27, 2017 06:25GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PM Viktor Orban [in EP speech]: I am here to defend my country (Magyar Idok)
Investment fever in agriculture (Magyar Idok)
New owners at MKB Bank [former deputy NBH governor Adam Balog and governor Matolcsy’s cousin Tamas Szemerey] (Magyar Idok)
[PM Office state secretary] Nandor Csepreghy: There is no alternative to nuclear energy in foreseeable future (Magyar Idok)
Wage agreement [in public transporter BKV] close, almost certain not to have strike (Vilaggazdasag)
Successful year for Takarekbank (Vilaggazdasag)
Assets of richest Hungarians increase last year (Vilaggazdasag)
PM Orban won show [in EP] but underlying chasm [with EU] deepens (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[PM Orban-close businessman] Lorinc Meszaros gets richer by HUF 100bn in single year (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Tax administration] NAV receives 8,800 notices of suspected money laundering [in 2016] (Magyar Nemzet)
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