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Hungary Nips Feeding Hand

Hungary's inflation is soaring and growth is slowing as tensions with the European Union continue to create political instability.

Country Report

Hungarian Rhapsody

A controversial populist regime hasn’t stopped Hungary from outperforming its EU neighbors. But much depends on other EU economies and keeping inflation under control.
The tax wedge is the ratio of total labor taxes to total labor costs. It is often lower for families with children and single parents with children than for individuals or couples without children. The tax wedge has an impact on employment growth.

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Household Tax Rates

The tax wedge is the ratio of total labor taxes to total labor costs. It is often lower for families with children and single parents with children than for individuals or couples without children. The tax wedge has an impact on employment growth.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: CONSUMPTION RESUMES

Regional Report | Central & Eastern Europe Although geopolitical risks are still keeping executives awake at night, there has been a remarkable turnaround in some countries of the region, thanks in large part to structural reforms—implemented early and strongly.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

HUNGARY | BANKS HOWL OVER DECISION IN BROKERAGE SCAM

Capital Markets | Fixed Income Hungary’s biggest financial scandal, which broke earlier this year, involved the alleged issuance of more than $500 million of phony bonds by Quaestor Financial Hrurira. The brokerage was one of three firms charged with fraud.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

HUNGARY: PROTESTS FORCE PM TO SHELVE INTERNET TAX

<strong>Hungary | Milestones</strong><br /> Hungary has witnessed the biggest street protests since the current right-wing government came to power in 2010, against the government’s plans to tax Internet traffic, the world’s first such levy.

Awards

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

BALTICS BOUNCE BACK

Although hit hard by the global financial crisis, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia recovered quickly. The three countries are building ever-closer EU ties to separate themselves economically from Eastern neighbors.
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