CEE economies are weakening but domestic demand offsets Eurozone slowdown

Ben Aris in Berlin August 14, 2019

GDP growth figures from the second quarter of this year were down on the first quarter but showed that growth was still being supported in Central and Eastern Europe by domestic demand that has gone some way to offsetting an EU slowdown.

Hungary’s economy flexes muscle as Q2 growth beats estimates

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Economic growth in Q2 was higher than expected by most analysts, as recent industrial and retail sales data suggested slower growth between April and June.

Subscription to Hungary's retail "superbond" exceeds €4.6bn

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest August 7, 2019

Retail investors subscribed to HUF1.5 trillion (€4.6bn) of the new five-year so-called retail “super bond,” since the beginning of June, the government announced on August 6.

Hungarian bond yields headed for record lows

bne IntelliNews August 7, 2019

Hungarian government bond yields declined by around 100bp over a five-month period in July and are heading for historic lows, local media reported on August 6.

Electric car sector deals position South Korea as Hungary’s top investor

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest July 25, 2019

Major South Korean electronics and components firms are looking to Hungary as a manufacturing base to serve the growing European market for electric vehicles.

Hell Energy adds new production line to keep up with robust demand

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest July 22, 2019

Hungarian leading energy drink maker boosts production to extend its lead in one of the fastest-growing segments of the country's FMCG market.