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Hungarian forint (HUF)

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Forint Stages Spectacular Recovery from Last Year’s Weakness

D&T
Jan 20, 2023

The forint marched to considerably stronger levels against both the EUR and USD this year after being in a freefall in 2022. Experts believe the Hungarian currency has by now reached key technical levels and further significant strengthening may not be in the cards. The Hungarian currency has staged a spectacular comeback in recent weeks […]

EU’s highest interest rate in Hungary set to rise further

D&T
Sep 2, 2022

The National Bank of Hungary raised borrowing costs to an 18-year high this week, taking the European Union’s highest interest rate to 11.75%. Policy makers vowed to tighten monetary conditions further, in contrast with other central banks in the region. The Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Hungary delivered yet another massive interest […]

What awaits Hungary’s rollercoaster currency?

D&T
Aug 26, 2022

Hungary’s currency, the forint, has brokern numerous negative records against the euro and the dollar in recent weeks. The trend in currency markets is similar across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) due to the war in Ukraine and the related sanctions, the forint has staged the steepest fall in the region. What could put a […]

Value of the Hungarian Currency Falls Again

D&T
Aug 16, 2022

The price of one euro (EUR) was 405 forints (HUF) by midday this Tuesday. The Hungarian forint started the week at HUF 392/EUR, and has been free-falling for the second day in a row, the business news site napi.hu writes. The forint weakened sharply on Tuesday after Monday's plunge. At the end of last week, […]

Hungarian Inflation Soars, Could Peak at Higher Level than Seen Earlier

D&T
Aug 12, 2022

Hungarian consumer prices rose the most since 1998 on the back of soaring food costs. Analysts believe that inflation may exceed 20% as energy subsidies fade the war in Ukraine continues unabated. Hungarian inflation accelerated at the fastest pace in almost a quarter century in July, taking a heavy toll on household’s purchasing power and […]

Hungary set to slip into recession

D&T
Jul 29, 2022

Skyrocketing consumer prices, the looming energy crisis and the aggressive tightening of monetary conditions point in the direction of Hungary entering recession, according to economists. The country’s GDP growth will remain feeble next year as well. Hungary’s economy faces multiple risks of which some are triggered by international developments while others relate to domestic issues. […]

Hungarian forint: a glance at the reasons for the selloff

D&T
Jul 8, 2022

The Hungarian forint has been one of the weakest performing currencies worldwide amid an international selloff. Despite government reassurances that the fundamentals of the Hungarian economy are strong and sound, the forint remain under massive pressure. Diplomacy&Trade takes a look at the specific reasons behind the forint’s underperformance and how the currency’s weakness threatens the […]

Hungarian Forint: Another Negative Record vs. the Euro

D&T
Jul 5, 2022

The common European currency, the Euro crossed the HUF 409 mark on Tuesday afternoon, setting a new record. At the same time, the Euro also reached a new low against the US currency, which was at HUF 398 forints to the dollar at one point, the popular news site telex.hu reports. On June 13, the […]

Hungary Delivers Steepest Rate Hike Since 2008 Global Crisis

D&T
Jul 1, 2022

The National Bank of Hungary delivered the biggest rate cut since 2008, surprising the markets with the size of the move. The monetary decision came after the forint weakened to levels never seen before. The Hungarian central bank raised the base interest rate by 185 basis points to 7.75% this week and policy makers aligned […]

HUF vs. EUR: Yet Another Historic Low for the Forint

D&T
Jun 27, 2022

The Hungarian currency, the Forint (HUF) fell to a historic low against the euro again on Monday: after 10 a.m., it suddenly started to weaken sharply from the morning level of around HUF 400, and shortly after a quarter to 11, it was HUF 403.85 to the euro. Minutes later, however, it crossed the HUF […]

Hungary Needs a Strong Forint

D&T
Jun 25, 2022

"It's time to say that a strong forint, not a weak one, is in the national interest", writes investment expert Viktor Zsiday in a post published this week, commenting on the weakening of the Hungarian currency HUF) in recent weeks. He is quoted by the business news site napi.hu as saying that it should be […]

HUF Per EUR Rate Breaks Psychological Barrier

D&T
Jun 13, 2022

The Hungarian currency, the forint fell to an all-time low value against the euro as the exchange rate exceeded HUF 400 for one euro. The Hungarian currency also sank to a historic low against the US dollar on Monday. Analysts expect further deterioration in the value of the forint. "On Friday, the euro/forint exchange rate […]

Hungarian Currency Rate: Historic Low Against the Euro

D&T
Mar 7, 2022

The Hungarian currency, the forint (HUF) weakened steadily on Monday, with the euro at HUF 388.19 at dawn and crossing HUF 390 by the morning. The weakening did not stop thereafter, with negative records being broken one after the other, reaching the HUF 399 mark a few minutes before 10 am. This is how the […]

War in Ukraine Sends Forint Plummeting, Central Bank Vows to Protect Currency

D&T
Mar 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent markets in the region into a whirlwind and pushed the Hungarian forint to a record low against the euro this week. The National Bank of Hungary said it would take the necessary measures to contain the impact of the Ukrainian conflict on financial markets. International market sentiment sank this week […]

Russian Invasion: HUF Hits New Low Against the Euro

D&T
Mar 1, 2022

The Hungarian currency, the forint weakened to unprecedented levels, first to 375 forints and then to 379 forints against the euro this Tuesday. According to Lajos Török, senior analyst at Equilor, two pieces of news in particular could have played a role, Hungary's greater involvement in the conflict, supporting Ukraine's EU membership, and the contradictory […]

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