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Hungarian Forint HUF

 

Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 75.1%

Trade Balance, 2016: $5.17 bln.

Inflation, 2016: 0.1%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
BBB-
Positive
Moody's
Baa3
Stable
S&P
BBB-
Positive

Factors of Weakness

Dependence on the eurozone

The Hungarian forint is the currency of Hungary. The modern forint was introduced in 1946, though currencies with this name were known since Medieval. The Hungarian government has a long term goal to replace the currency with the euro.



Hungarian Forint News Archive

Hungarian Forint Fails to Profit from Rally of Stocks

The Hungarian forint fell against the US dollar today even as nation’s stocks followed other Eastern European stocks in a rally.

Hungarian Forint Falls After Policy Meeting

The Hungarian forint fell today after Hungary’s central bank preserved its extremely loose monetary policy and hinted that it can make the policy even more accommodative if it is required.

Hungarian Forint Falls After Central Bank’s Policy Meeting

The Hungarian forint fell today after the monetary policy meeting of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Hungary’s central bank). While the bank decided to keep its central bank base rate unchanged, it reduced some other interest rates.

Hungarian Forint Declines with Foreign Investment

The Hungarian forint dropped against the US dollar today as investors were reluctant to bring money into the nation’s economy.

Hungarian Forint Higher vs. Euro After Central Bank Announcement

The Hungarian forint gained on the euro and was stable against the US dollar today as Hungary’s central bank signaled about an end to its monetary easing cycle.

Hungarian Forint Down After Surprise Interest Rate Cut

The Hungarian forint traded lower today after yesterday’s surprise from the nation’s central bank.

Hungarian Forint Gains vs. Euro, Falls vs. Dollar

The Hungarian forint rallied against the euro on speculations that Standard & Poor’s is going to upgrade the outlook for the nation’s credit rating (though it has basically lost its gains as of now). The currency also attempted to rally versus the US dollar but failed.

Forint Gains as Hungarian Central Bank Keeps Rates Stable

The Hungarian forint strengthened yesterday after the nation’s central bank left interest rates unchanged, a move expected by market analysts, and pledged to keep monetary policy stable for as long as it can.

Hungarian Forint Rises as Central Bank Ends Interest Rate Cut Cycle

The Hungarian forint advanced today after yesterday’s monetary policy meeting of the nation’s central bank. While the bank cut its main interest rate more than was expected, it also announced an end to the longest cycle of interest rate cuts in Europe.

Forint Drops as Hungarian Central Bank Cuts Main Interest Rate

The Hungarian forint declined today after the nation’s central bank lowered its main interest rate for 22nd consecutive month, extending the longest monetary-loosening cycle in Europe, and signaled that additional rate cuts are likely.

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