Hungary : 2013 Article IV Consultation and Third Post Program Monitoring Discussions—Staff Report; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice; and Statement by the Executive Director

Publication Date: March 29, 2013
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Summary: This paper presents 2013 Article IV Consultation and Third Post Program Monitoring discussions on Hungry. While the output gap remains sizable, inflation expectations are not well anchored, and after seven consecutive policy rate cuts a pause seems prudent. Further monetary policy easing can be supported by stronger macroeconomic policies. Some efforts have been made to improve labor participation, but potential growth remains far too low for a country that should converge faster to EU-average incomes. The IMF report suggests that maintaining market confidence and reviving growth are the most pressing priorities for which decisive action to improve policies is needed.
Series: Country Report No. 13/85
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Banking sector | Debt sustainability | Economic indicators | External debt | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Post-program monitoring | Public debt | Public information notices | Staff Reports | Hungary

Publication Date: March 29, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484398388/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1HUNEA2013001 Pages: 63
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