New Plans for BSE

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Management of the Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) have announced on Wednesday its new strategy, which is aimed at making the Hungarian capital market bubbling again. The stakes are high. BSE Chairman Márton Nagy had previously labelled the endeavours as the last great stock exchange development. The details were shared with the public at a press conference today. What companies may land on the BSE? … Read More

March 8, 2016 | Flash

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On Tuesday, Bloomberg published a story on the Hungarian central bank’s (MNB) actions regarding the forint. It said the bank tends to announce stimulus the stem the forint’s appreciation whenever it gets close to 310 versus the euro. “Hungary is the latest country to enter the global currency war,” Bloomberg said in the article, in which a number of analysts share their views about … Read More

Menacing Shadows, or the Decreasing Liquidity of the Dollar

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According to the performance of the major stock market indices (DAX, Nikkei, S&P 500), we might think that the markets have recovered from the shock,…… Read More

Readings: Dec 20 2015.

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Free to chose videos – PBS.   Additional perls from Milton Friedman.. Donahue Series..        

Main CEE Currencies (PLN, CZK, HUF) Least Vulnerable in 2016 according to ING.

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Extract from a recent ING EOY report about global currency vulnerabilities, as reported by Portfolio online financial journal: “As we close the year and the rout in commodity markets extends, investors have quite a clear view of potential tail risks in 2016. At the top of these is a Chinese recession, followed by an EM debt crisis. Another highlighted risk is the surprise return … Read More

Readings: Nov 4 2015

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>> 1 – Sovereign Funds Leaking Cash – (Wealthforums)   >>2 –

October 30, 2015 | Flash

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#1 Hungarian Sovereign Fund – divests and sells its 5% stake in Posta Bank, the largest commercial Hungarian bank, for a profit exceeding 10 billion HUF (~35.3 mm USD).   #2 German Unemployment Rate dips to a record low in 24 years of 2,7 million unemployed at the end of Oct’2015. In Austria the national rate is over 9.5% while in Vienna,  the capital, … Read More

Slovenia is Back on the Radar for Investors

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What has made the Slovenian market interesting is that after briefly coming on the radar in 2010, it fell off again, hitting 2009 lows, in…… Read More

October 15, 2015 | Flash

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#1 – Hungary  – Diversification of industries necessary in the wake of VW scandal, says Minister of Economy Varga Mihaly. Key sectors to be emphasized and support: Pharmaceuticals, Tourism and Services and Food industry.  (Source: MTI). #2 – Hungary – USAF to station Dozens of A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter planes (“Warthogs”) from the United States Air Force (USAF) could arrive in Hungary with hundreds … Read More

October 13 2015 | Flash

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[ Source: Hungary Today, MTI, kormany.hu and figyelo.hu] #1 – Hungary’s Mihály Varga Named CEE’s Finance Minister Of The Year Hungary’s economy minister Mihály Varga has received the award “Finance Minister of the Year, Central and Eastern Europe 2015” from financial periodical Euromoney. Emerging Markets magazine, published by London-based Euromoney, said the award is an acknowledgement of the Hungarian governmentʼs perfect timing of the forint conversion … Read More

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