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The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.

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This mid-sized central European country is the region’s largest debtor. Not only have investors grown wary of the a potential political polarisation, bodies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have also registered concerns over the loss of independence by the central bank. In the case of the IMF (see below) the discussion of a new line of credit which has been put on hold. Nor did the end-2011 downgrading of Hungary’s credit rating to ‘junk’ level do much to help.In fact, by the beginning of 2012 there was more bad news than good for Mr Orban to dwell on. Paranoia abounded, as a second credit rating agency downgraded Hungarian debt, the slide in value of the national currency, the Forint, continued. 

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Magyar Köztársaság (Republic of Hungary)
Head of State: President János Áder (from 2 May 2012)
Head of government: Prime Minister Victor Orbán (Fidesz) (from 29 May 2010, re-elected 6 Apr 2014)
Ruling party: Coalition of Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség (Fidesz) (Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union) and Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt (KDNP) (Christian Democratic People's Party) (Fidesz-KDNP) (from 6 Apr 2014)
Area: 93,033 square km
Population: 9.88 million (2014)*
Capital: Budapest
Official language: Hungarian (Magyar)
Currency: Forint (Ft)
Exchange rate: Ft280.34 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$13,881 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 3.64% (2014)*
GDP: US$137.10 billion (2014)*
Labour force: 4.46 million (2014)*
Unemployment: 7.76% (2014)*
Inflation: -0.30% (2014)*
Balance of trade: US$3.59 billion (2014)
* estimated figure


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