Press mood stories for Hungary

Feb 22, 2018 07:40GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Wages to continue rising above inflation in construction sector (Magyar Idok)
Wholesalers stifle Hungarian dairy producers (Magyar Idok)
Demographic situation in Hungary improves (Magyar Idok)
Economy ministry: Stability of public finances to continue this year (Magyar Idok)
Education expenditures are very burdensome for Hungarian families (Vilaggazdasag)
Statistical office and central bank to also publish government debt with Eximbank (Vilaggazdasag)
Outstanding stability risk was eliminated with forex retail loan conversion (Vilaggazdasag)
Transparency International: Hungary is second most corrupt country in EU (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Liberal] LMP and Momentum to negotiate on election cooperation (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[DK leader] Gyurcsany: Today many people say I was right [about healthcare reforms] (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 21, 2018 06:28GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Nationalist] Jobbik presents its programme [in luxurious hotel owned by Kuwait businessmen] (Magyar Idok)
Renovation of [M1] highway to begin in spring (Magyar Idok)
Out of ten EU fund forints, nine have been awarded (Vilaggazdasag)
Fuel prices declines (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarian agriculture is ready for digital transition (Vilaggazdasag)
We spend 2.8% of GDP on education (Vilaggazdasag)
Corporate credit market closes strong year in 2017 (Vilaggazdasag)
Parliament swiftly re-writes law to help NBH (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Orban’s son-in-law] Tiborcz’s lamps were more economical than competition [in corruption case] (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 20, 2018 07:14GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Wealth of population increases considerably (Magyar Idok)
Parliament begins general discussion of Stop Soros [draft] law (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy PM] Janos Lazar: Country is facing dynamic development in next four years [in case political stability is preserved] (Magyar Idok)
Government debt-to-GDP ratio declines (Vilaggazdasag)
Flexible employment is not typical in Hungary (Vilaggazdasag)
Government deficit is still high compared to V4 countries [according to Szazadveg expert] (Vilaggazdasag)
Agricultural output is reduced by drought last year (Vilaggazdasag)
MOL achieves highest profit in decade in 2017 (Vilaggazdasag)
[Luxembourg foreign minister] Asselborn: EU membership may be price of Hungarian government policy (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Feb 19, 2018 07:37GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
We protected southern border but there is another threat (Magyar Idok)
Collection of signatures [by MP candidates for individual constituencies] begins today (Magyar Idok)
Public Utility Programme saves HUF 9bn for consumers for half a year (Magyar Idok)
VAT cuts strengthen position of domestic dairy farmers (Vilaggazdasag)
PM Viktor Orban: Hungary is first for us (Vilaggazdasag)
Another [passenger traffic] record can be achieved at Budapest airport this year (Vilaggazdasag)
Orban’s silence shows what Fidesz is afraid of (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Orban’s son-in-law] Istvan Tiborcz works with mafia methods (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 16, 2018 07:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Szazadveg: The advantage of Fidesz-KDNP is stable (Magyar Idok)
Instead of arms possession, border protection would be tightened (Magyar Idok)
[EconMin] Mihaly Varga: Several factors play a role in economy’s growth (Magyar Idok)
[Govt spokesman] Zoltan Kovacs: It is not easy to change the UN text [on migration] but we will try (Magyar Idok)
Dynamic growth in retail lending market can continue [banks expectations] (Vilaggazdasag)
[Head of National Human Resources Association] Robots against labour shortages (Vilaggazdasag)
Transaction market will be strong this year (Vilaggazdasag)
Budapest housing crisis has become a time bomb (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Feb 15, 2018 07:55GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Businesses increase expenditures [on employees, not only for wages] (Magyar Idok)
The price of agricultural land grows unstoppably (Magyar Idok)
[PM] Viktor Orban: Government can not be blackmailed [by foreign economic and political groups] (Magyar Idok)
Brussels promises to make next [big] payment in May [deputy minister at PM office] (Magyar Idok)
HUF 1.2bn programme [under spatial and municipal development operational programme] starts in Szekszard (Vilaggazdasag)
Momentum of housing market persists (Vilaggazdasag)
A significant improvement in the current account [in December] (Vilaggazdasag)
Russians pushed Hungarians out of an important company in Paks II [chances Hungarians to perform at least 40% of Paks expansion fall further] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Billboards: Opposition parties are again on a difficult track (Magyar Nemzet)
According to Orban, Hungarian government can not be blackmailed today (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 14, 2018 07:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Stricter Stop Soros bill goes to parliament (Magyar Idok)
More family houses are being built (Magyar Idok)
Official election campaign begins on Saturday (Magyar Idok)
Consumer loans rise (Vilaggazdasag)
[Tenders worth] more than HUF 30bn [published] for workplace training (Vilaggazdasag)
Turnover of brokerage firms jumped [last year] (Vilaggazdasag)
Inflation comes in in line with expectations (Vilaggazdasag)
MSZP: Fidesz received 33% discount for posters (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Fidesz tightened the Stop Soros bill so it can’t approve it alone [needs qualified majority] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
It can take up to 7 years to extend 2 metro line (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 13, 2018 07:51GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Stable tax system strengthens economy [PwC expert says tax system changes in past years were favourable] (Magyar Idok)
Government supports EU fund for stopping African migration (Magyar Idok)
[Analysts: Drugmaker] Richter was hit by negative news (Magyar Idok)
GDP growth could have approached 4% last year [Vilaggazdasag consensus forecast] (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarian tax system is stable (Vilaggazdasag)
It was a good year for hotels (Vilaggazdasag)
[PM] Orban to meet Putin this year too, but only after elections (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Guardian: While Orban is attacking the EU, his circle is boosted by EU money (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
It is very difficult for the opposition to put posters (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 12, 2018 07:49GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Roadmap for railway line between Budapest and Belgrade has been completed (Magyar Idok)
[Deputy justice minister:] Domestic courts should be exempt from influence of Soros network (Magyar Idok)
[Chairman of state audit office] There is scope for tax reduction but there is always a need to prepare for challenges [with adequate budget coverage] (Magyar Idok)
Ruchter’s profit fell (Vilaggazdasag)
Many companies are struggling with compulsory wage increases (Vilaggazdasag)
Inflation over 2% remains [in January, according to OTP economist] (Vilaggazdasag)
[PM] Orban pushed Hungary into soft autocracy (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Feb 09, 2018 07:14GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[MSZP PM candidate] Gergely Karacsony is Soros’ Trojan horse (Magyar Idok)
Fruit prices rise (Magyar Idok)
Stop Soros package could be made even stricter (Magyar Idok)
[Economy ministry state secretary] Banai: Government expects economic growth of more than 4% this year (Magyar Idok)
Two-day Hungarian-Serbian government summit begins (Magyar Idok)
We can become regional gas centre (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungary to begin to export meat to Philippines in February (Vilaggazdasag)
Company of Orban’s brother continues to win EU fund tenders (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Another major EU fund support was given to Orban’s brother (Magyar Nemzet)
[National Audit Office] SAO gives month to opposition parties [to correct financial deficiencies] (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 08, 2018 06:23GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[DK leader] Gyurcsany’s wealth [declaration]: Another mistake was revealed (Magyar Idok)
Viktor Orban: We cannot afford extortion [over Hungary’s Christian identity] (Magyar Idok)
[State secretary] Levente Magyar: There is real chance of normalising Hungarian-Ukrainian relations (Magyar Idok)
Urban development worth HUF 90bn in Nyiregyhaza (Vilaggazdasag)
Sustainable pension system – sustainable budget (Vilaggazdasag)
Retail lending rates fall (Vilaggazdasag)
[Government-close businessmen] Meszaros and Tiborcz take everything at Lake Balaton (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Liberal] LMP to approach Momentum [for possible election cooperation] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Orban’s son-in-law company] Elios believes OLAF’s investigation is political action (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 07, 2018 07:04GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Foreign minister] Peter Szijjarto: Government protects Hungarian interests (Magyar Idok)
HUF 100bn for healthcare programme in Budapest (Magyar Idok)
There is in-party scenario for end of MSZP [transformation into new party] (Magyar Idok)
SMEs lobbying for [government] support (Magyar Idok)
Hungarian road network is significantly renewed (Vilaggazdasag)
Taxis call for tariff increase (Vilaggazdasag)
Fuel prices decline as of Wednesday (Vilaggazdasag)
Rogan, the propaganda king, is also included in national security cabinet (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Villages complain about closing convenience stores (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Orban son-in-law] Tiborcz’s company has deceived in LED tenders, according to OLAF (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 06, 2018 07:00GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Agriculture minister] Sandor Fazekas: Exports of food products to Russia increase despite embargo (Magyar Idok)
[Government spokesman] Zoltan Kovacs: Hungary is doing its best to close loopholes for illegal migration (Magyar Idok)
Number of apartments for rent is growing (Magyar Idok)
EU fund absorption picks up (Vilaggazdasag)
Third of population attends education or training programmes in 2016 (Vilaggazdasag)
[Economy minister] Varga: there will be no extra tax cuts [for retailers which are not able to meet minimum wage hike] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Price of flour increases, bread price may follow (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
DK to withdraw in favour of [LMP leader] Szel but under conditions (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Liberal] LMP proposal to abolish [NBH governor] Matolcsy’s foundations (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 05, 2018 07:22GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Retailer] Tesco: Closures could follow redundancies (Magyar Idok)
Two-figure wage increases [in most sectors] (Magyar Idok)
NBH presence on market is stabilising (Vilaggazdasag)
Value of public work is in the billions (Vilaggazdasag)
[Economy minister] Mihaly Varga: Government and OECD develop strategy for SMEs (Vilaggazdasag)
Liberal LMP challenges [state energy company] MVM for expensive gas supply contract with Russia (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Fidesz rushes with adoption of Stop Soros package (Magyar Nemzet)
[EU Council President] Donald Tusk arrives in Budapest for money [increased EU budget contributions after 2020] (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 02, 2018 07:21GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Viktor Orban: UN proposal [on migration] conflicts with Hungary’s interests (Magyar Idok)
Government supports university of Szeged by billions of forints (Magyar Idok)
[DK leader] Gyurcsany had Austrian [bank] account for at least two years (Magyar Idok)
Retail lending market expands (Vilaggazdasag)
Fish demand increases because of lower VAT (Vilaggazdasag)
NBH unlawfully levied fines on bankrupt brokerages (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[European Anti-Fraud Office] OLAF investigates construction of Budapest’s fifth subway line (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Miklos Sesztak not to remain development minister [if Fidesz wins elections] (Magyar Nemzet)
Feb 01, 2018 07:35GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[DK leader] Ferenc Gyurcsany does not declare Austrian bank account (Magyar Idok)
Municipality debt barely growing after state consolidation (Magyar Idok)
[Retailer] Tesco prepares for layoffs (Magyar Idok)
There is huge amount in Gyurcsany’s secret bank account (Vilaggazdasag)
Ferenc Gyurcsany earned the most among party leaders in 2017 [as in previous year] (Vilaggazdasag)
Situation with democracy is worsening in Hungary (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Median: The question is the extent of Fidesz’ victory [in the elections] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Facebook page of [Jobbik leader] Gabor Vona was attacked [Vona suspects Fidesz troll army] (Magyar Nemzet)
Students to protest in case Orban does not come to discussions (Magyar Nemzet)
Jan 31, 2018 07:30GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Hungarian health expenditures are almost twice as high as international average (Magyar Idok)
[Economy ministry state secretary] Istvan Lepsenyi: Digital transformation plays bigger role in economic growth (Magyar Idok)
Viktor Orban: We will fight for Hungarian workers in Austria [to be treated fairly] (Magyar Idok)
Retail lending takes a turn in 2017 (Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarian energy prices not affected by price increases in EU (Vilaggazdasag)
Gasoline price rises (Vilaggazdasag)
PM Orban about [son-in-law] Tiborcz: I do not deal in any business issues (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Hungarians are no longer afraid of borrowing (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[LMP leader] Szel: [DK leader] Gyurcsany is as lying as Fidesz (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
NBH does not notice that convicted criminal manages listed stock company (Magyar Nemzet)
Jan 30, 2018 07:11GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
They [pro-immigration political forces] lost (Magyar Idok)
George Soros network in Budapest is reinforced (Magyar Idok)
PM Viktor Orban to meet with [Austrian chancellor] Sebastian Kurz on Jan 30 (Magyar Idok)
[Agriculture minister] Sandor Fazekas wants simpler EU agricultural policy (Vilaggazdasag)
Demand for bricks grows every year (Vilaggazdasag)
Why is Hungarian car park old? (Vilaggazdasag)
Pensioners receive more money than ten years ago but many of them are poor (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Opposition politician asks simple question to government, receives shocking [refusal to] answer (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Government also supports refugee resettlement programme [voluntarily accepts 20 Syrian refugees] (Magyar Nemzet)
Friend of Viktor Orban’s brother is one of winners in [tax administration] NAV tender (Magyar Nemzet)
Jan 29, 2018 07:09GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Volkswagen plans serious development in our country (Magyar Idok)
[MSZP key politician] Istvan Hiller: I will not sign agreement with [nationalist] Jobbik (Magyar Idok)
Demonstration of teacher movement was failure (Magyar Idok)
Robotisation penetrates Hungarian industry (Vilaggazdasag)
Modernisation project for Debrecen airport starts (Vilaggazdasag)
[Retailer] Tesco may cuts jobs (Vilaggazdasag)
[Economic think tank] GKI: Hungarian economy to grow by 3.8% this year (Vilaggazdasag)
[Economic think tank] GKI: Wages are not expected to rise as strongly as last year (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Public work wage is not enough but government does not want to raise it (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Jan 26, 2018 08:00GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
An EU ruling can open the gates to migrants (Magyar Idok)
There might be some help for smaller rural merchants [tax relief and direct support for small businesses providing goods to detached settlements] (Magyar Idok)
OTP almost doubled [amount of new personal loans] over one year (Vilaggazdasag)
Forint strengthens against euro (Vilaggazdasag)
Soros: Orban manages mafia state with great success (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
[Association] calls for VAT cut for medical aid (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Soros: Orban has purchased MSZP leaders (Magyar Nemzet)
Gasoline becomes more expensive (Magyar Nemzet)
Jan 25, 2018 07:58GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Earlier wage increase in healthcare (Magyar Idok)
The office market in Budapest is showing an explosive shape (Magyar Idok)
MKB Bank: Increase in personal loans has almost tripled (Magyar Idok)
Economic results are also recognised on the left (Magyar Idok)
Domestic investors are stranded on interest rate taxes (Vilaggazdasag)
[EconMin] Mihaly Varga: Main goal is to improve competitiveness (Vilaggazdasag)
For years, the MNB has taken violent decisions [improperly punishing responsible perpetrators] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Indeed, [PM] Orban’s father’s company is working on public construction site (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Fidesz does not trust even its own people (Magyar Nemzet)
Brussels is not afraid of Orban and there is no revenge – an interview with Tibor Navracsics (Nepszabadsag)
Jan 24, 2018 06:52GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Billionaire] Simicska also talks [about financial support] with [liberal] LMP (Magyar Idok)
[Foreign minister] Peter Szijjarto: Paks project to start according to schedule (Magyar Idok)
Ruling Fidesz to start election campaign in third week of February (Magyar Idok)
[Minister] Lajos Kosa: HUF 224bn for urban development in Szolnok (Magyar Idok)
Fuel prices decrease (Vilaggazdasag)
Population spends more and more on beer (Vilaggazdasag)
London analysts expect Hungarian economy to expand by 4.8% y/y in Q4 (Vilaggazdasag)
Private banking market develops favourably with HUF 4,000bn under management (Vilaggazdasag)
Szijjarto: Paks enlargement begins despite protests from Austria (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Simicska speaks again: Fidesz are treacherous and thieves (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Extraordinary parliamentary session on migration fails due to lack of quorum [Fidesz/KDNP MPs do not attend] (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Nurses can receive higher wages as early as January (Magyar Nemzet)
Orban cabinet funds migration organisations (Magyar Nemzet)
New Hungarian middle class is needed according to [socialist PM candidate] Gergely Karacsony (Magyar Nemzet)
Jan 23, 2018 07:35GMT, Hungary, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Now Austria attacks Paks [nuclear plant] expansion project (Magyar Idok)
[Socialist MSZP leader [Gyula Molnar to resign if MSZP loses elections (Magyar Idok)
[State secretary] Pal Volner: Stop Soros law package serves transparency purposes (Magyar Idok)
Some 20,000 small power plants operate in Hungary (Vilaggazdasag)
Elections may stimulate purchases of new cars (Vilaggazdasag)
[Together leader] Szigetvari does not agree with [socialist PM candidate] Karacsony but believes in change of government (Heti Vilaggazdasag)
Are Orban and Soros playing in one team? Soros organisation funded by interior ministry (Magyar Nemzet)
Zavecz [pollster]: Those who want change of government do not believe in opposition’s success (Magyar Nemzet)
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