News

Hungary has improved its competitiveness ranking

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Hungary has improved 9 places, it is the 60th in the world and the 24th most competitive country in the EU according to WEF Competitiveness Index.

Small enterprises are lagging behind in manufacturing industry

The most problematic factor of the Hungarian manufacturing industry is polarisation. The difference between small and large enterprises is statistically significant; large firms are in much better situation, while companies having less than 10 employees are operating in much worse circumstances.

Fading confidence in manufacturing

The confidence indicator is led by large companies while smaller ones are facing difficult problems.

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Kopint Commentary

Healthy industrial growth returns

After the disappointing stagnation in July, industrial production grew by a year-on-year 6.8 percent in August, which supports the hopeful assessment …

Industry: stagnation in July

Although a temporary dip in industrial activity during the summer has become a common feature in the recent years, the …

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Research

Country analysis of Hungary of the Competence Distribution by Levels of Government in Relation to Regional Development Policies

The country analysis for Hungary, commissioned by Ismeri Europe, collects detailed regional data from national sources and information on distribution of competences, its evolution and the role of EU Cohesion Policy in development across different regions.

Overview of the EU policy environment shaping public expenditure management and the composition of social expenditures in the EU 15 and the EU 10

The study, commissioned by the UNICEF, aims to review the environment shaping public expenditures in general and social expenditures in particular in the new member-states (NMS) of the European Union (EU-10) as compared with the older members (EU-15).

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Kopint in the Press

Another setback in industrial growth

Following the spectacular growth in September (buttressed by a sizeable calendar effect), October brought another negative turn: industrial production decreased …

Kopint economists in Világgazdaság

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Éva Palócz, Zoltán Ádám and Zoltán Matheika in business daily Világgazdaság

Éva Palócz also responded to the poll question of the journal ‘Külgazdaság’

The question of “How far do structural changes either occuring spontaneously or as a result of  the changing state regulation …

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