After weeks of strengthening, the Hungarian forint started to lose its value again this week. Here is what the experts think and why.
A couple of days ago, the Hungarian forint stood around 375 to the euro. On Friday morning, the exchange rate of the Hungarian national currency worsened to 379, and in the afternoon, it was at 382. That is almost HUF 10 in just days.
According to Forbes, the reason is the latest data coming from the US job market. The number of employees in the American public sector is high. Instead of the expected 200 thousand, it grew by 245 thousand. FED, the US national reserves, would like to increase unemployment to decrease inflation. However, because of the high number of people employed, inflation in the USA does not fall. The impact is felt everywhere, even in Hungary.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech at a conference on Thursday was tantamount to a “programme of the economic colonisation of Hungary”, opposition LMP said on Friday. In his speech at the year-opening event of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (BKIK), Orbán said Hungary would build gas plants in the eastern part of the country, deputy group leader Máté Kanász-Nagy told a press conference.
The plants will be fuelled with Russian gas, further curbing Hungary’s energy independence, he added. They will provide energy to the battery plants to be built in Debrecen and Nyiregyhaza, Kanász-Nagy said. “We will use Russian gas to help Chinese plants to sell their products to German car manufacturers, which then take the profit out of the country,” he said. Regarding the economic development minister’s statement that Hungary should increase the number of jobholders by 500,000, Kanász-Nagy insisted the government would rely on economic migration to achieve that goal.
“Why is the government ploughing hunderds and thousands of billions into plants that will then employ non-Hungarian workforce?” he said.
Fix the f*cking roads for Gods sake!!!
PLEASE just put us out of our Misery.
Its just prolonging the inevitable, that Hungary – we have to convert to the Euro.
We are NOT growing in the CORE of this country, that is increasing our country’s WEALTH.
Hungary – we are in SURVIVAL mode, and not winning that game either at this point in time.
Hungary – as we “Draw Down” – into our RESERVES, the pattern muchly post February 2020, adapted by the Orban Government, through high degrees of economic & financial mis-management, that continues to BITE Hard and savagely – into the ASSETS of Hungary – the forint can’t be justified – in WORTH, being maintained and recognized – as Hungary’s currency.
Delaying the inevitable – RECKLESS by this Orban Government.
Answer these (3) three questions;
(1) – what is going to Stabilize the Hungarian Economy, in this “free fall” downward trend at present ?
(2) – What’s the Nadir of it ?
(3) – what is going to HAPPEN, that brings about SUSTAINABILITY – of the Hungarian Economy ?
What happened to the large gold reserve that the country was so proud a few months ago??