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UPDATE 2-Hungary's central bank tweaks its tools, flags "gradual policy normalisation"

18 Sep 2018

BUDAPEST, Sept 18 Hungary's central bank left its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday but tweaked its policy tools, saying it was preparing for a future "gradual and cautious" normalisation of its loose monetary policy.

UPDATE 1-Hungary's central bank keeps rates on hold, could flag tightening

18 Sep 2018

BUDAPEST, Sept 18 Hungary's central bank left all its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday, but with inflation picking up and emerging markets under strain, it is expected to signal policy will tighten.

Hungary's Orban bets on growing anti-immigrant tide in latest EU standoff

13 Sep 2018

BUDAPEST The European Parliament's vote to punish Hungary for flouting democratic standards works in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's favour by letting him pose as a champion of national sovereignty against a remote Brussels elite as EU elections loom next year.

Russia's Putin, Hungary's Orban to discuss energy issues, gas supply next week

12 Sep 2018

BUDAPEST Energy issues will be "very heavily on the agenda" at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin next Tuesday in Moscow, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Reuters on Wednesday.

Hungary's Fidesz stands by European conservatives despite Salvini talks

05 Sep 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's ruling Fidesz party is strongly committed to the mainstream conservative group in the European Parliament for elections next year, a top official said, but will still pursue common causes with the likes of Italy's far-right League.

Why Hungary's central bank can be relaxed about a weaker forint

29 Aug 2018

BUDAPEST The National Bank of Hungary has maintained its dovish monetary stance during the recent global market turmoil which has made the forint the worst performing currency in central Europe so far in 2018.

UPDATE 2-Hungary's central bank keeps rates on hold, sticks to loose policy

21 Aug 2018

BUDAPEST, Aug 21 Hungary's central bank left all its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday, as expected, ignoring a rise in inflation and a broader market selloff on Turkey's currency crisis.

UPDATE 1-Hungary's central bank keeps rates on hold, ignores inflation

21 Aug 2018

BUDAPEST, Aug 21 Hungary's central bank left all its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday, as expected, ignoring a rise in inflation and a broader market selloff on Turkey's currency crisis.

'Communist' Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in Hungary

08 Aug 2018

BUDAPEST Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. | Video

Visegrad Four to shun EU's weekend mini-summit on migrant crisis

21 Jun 2018

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said leaders of the Visegrad Four countries Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will skip a European Union mini-summit on the migration crisis this weekend.

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Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed.