Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Central Bank of Hungary

February 27, 2018

At Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the Base Rate has been at 0.90% since a 15-basis point cut in May 2016, and the overnight deposit rate has been at minus 0.15% since a 10-basis point cut in September 2017. They will remain at those levels after the latest policy review by the Monetary Council. Although real economic […] More

Central Bank of Hungary

December 20, 2017

The central bank’s monetary council again kept the Hungarian base rate at 0.90%, its level since a 15-basis point reduction in May of last year. Inflation still hasn’t risen in a sustained manner to the central bank target, and officials do not expect that happening until the middle of 2019. The post-policy review statement asserts, […] More

National Bank of Hungary

October 24, 2017

Hungarian monetary policymakers left their base rate at 0.90% at the latest review. It’s been at that level since the last of 3 reductions in 2016, each by 15 basis points. The base rate had also been cut five times by 15 bps each during 2015 and is currently 610 basis points lower than in […] More

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

September 19, 2017

Hungary’s central bank Base Rate was retained at 0.90%, but the overnight deposit rate was lowered to negative 0.15% from -0.05%. A released statement declared, The inflation target is expected to be achieved in a sustainable manner one additional quarter later, i.e. by the middle of 2019, following a delay of half a year indicated […] More

Central Bank of Hungary

August 22, 2017

Hungary’s key central bank interest rate was slashed from 7.0% some five years ago to 0.90% after a 15-basis point reduction on May 24, 2016. That was its last change. However, other rates like the overnight lending and deposit rates were reduced further subsequently — and are now at 0.90% and -0.05%. Other unconventional monetary […] More

Central Bank of Hungary

May 24, 2017

The policy interest rate of Magyar Nemzeti Bank has been just 0.90% since a trio of cuts in March, April and May of 2016. A statement of the latest review defends the appropriateness of continuing that level and warns that “if inflation remains persistently below the target, the Council will stand ready to ease monetary […] More

Central Bank of Hungary

April 25, 2017

At this month’s meeting of Hungary’s Monetary Council, officials left interest rates including the 0.90% Base Rate unchanged as expected. The rate was slashed from 7.0% prior to August 2012┬áto 2.1% over the ensuing two years, reduced by a further 75 basis points in March-July of 2015 and again by 45 basis points in three […] More

Magyar Nemzeti Bank Retains Loose Policy

March 28, 2017

Hungary’s monetary policy interest rate has been at 0.90% since a 15-basis point reduction in May 2016 and continues to be augmented by unconventional stimulus. A policy statement released today by the Monetary Council indicates a continuing intention to use these multiple means to secure the inflation target of 3% in a sustainable way by […] More

Magyar Nemzeti Bank Keeps Hungary’s Base Rate at 0.90%

February 28, 2017

Between August 2012 and May 2016, Hungary’s central bankers reduced their Base Rate from 7.0% to 0.90%. The last eight changes, five in 2015 and three last year, were each 15 basis points in size. CPI inflation remains below the 3% target and is not expected to reach that level until sometime in the first […] More

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

January 24, 2017

Hungary’s central bank base rate has been at 0.90% since a third consecutive monthly cut 0f 15 basis points administered last May. Officials voted at this month’s meeting not to change the rate. While discussing circumstances that might warrant a further easing in the future through unconventional means, a released statement makes no asymmetric hint […] More