Rate Outlook Clouded

January 2007
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p3
Country Report
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The article analyzes trends in inflation and interest rates in Hungary. The decision by the National Bank of Hungary to keep interest rates at 8.00% in November 2006 was partly due to a stronger exchange rate and lower oil prices. Further rate increases should be ahead given the bank's 2008 average inflation projection of 4.1%, well above its 3% target. However, a forthcoming slowdown in domestic demand could lower the inflationary pressures in the country.


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