Dare to Go Against the Crowd!

Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor at Yale University and successful portfolio manager, warns the Hungarian investors from blue chips, the stocks of major companies. Making use…

Venezuela Syndrome

In the second part of the interview, Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University and former Venezuelan Minister of Planning,…

Trapped

Putin makes Russia unable to develop, tells Sergei Guriev, the former Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, to alapblog.hu. Due to the intolerable…

Beyond the (Great) wall

Despite a sizable part of the investing community expecting a slowdown in Chinese economic growth, I believe the associated risk is still being underestimated. The…

The ECB could learn from the HNB

Sony Kapoor, the Managing Director of Re-Define.org advising European governments and the financial committee of the European Parliament considers that the growth program of Matolcsy…

Is the age of laziness coming?

Could people afford themselves to work only if they want to? In practice, every adult and child – regardless of personal financial standing – would…

The Decline of the West 2

The collapse of the European Union would be followed by the dissolution of some European countries, such as Italy and Spain, and the separation of…

The Decline of Western Europe?

The social crisis has reared its head in Western Europe, and as a result, nationalism as well. If elections were held today in the Northern…

Pension Reform from Poland

Poland does not pay as much attention to the Hungarian financial and economic model as some of us suppose. In fact, none of the Polish…

German Federal Election

“Neither the Right, nor the Left has won the German federal election. These terms are not relevant anymore.  The majority of the Germans favored the…

Follow Britain?

Poland’s and Hungary’s euro-skeptics and nationalists are rather similar to Putyin than to the British conservatives. Charles Grant, one of Britain’s geopolitical and economic think…

No need not to worry

Actions taken for saving the Eurozone are surrounded by severe legal uncertainties, which can lead to a new crisis anytime. Otmar Issing, the former Chief…

COGITO ERGO SUM

Not long ago I was in Germany, where I met with the finance manager and the investor relations manager of a company specializing in real…

Bye-bye Hungary?

The benefits of austerity have already exceeded the costs of it – states Daniel Gros, one of Europe’s most prestigious economists. Gros, who is the…

A weaker euro would be better?

The weakening of the euro against the Chinese currency would play a crucial role in the improvement of the economies of Southern European countries. This…

Why nations fail

The economic, political and social success of the Hungarian nation depends on how well the non-governmental institutions, the main economic players and the media can…

Will governments default?

Peter Schiff is an American investment broker, author and financial commentator. Schiff has appeared as a guest on financial television shows and been quoted in…

EU countries in isolation

Simon Tilford is chief economist at the Centre for European Reform in London. Tilford works on the political economy of the euro zone, fiscal and…

Interview with Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank, a position he held from 2003 to 2011. He says the Hungarian government…

Monetary easing in Japan

Thomas Mayer is emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He previously taught at West Virginia University, Notre Dame University, Michigan State…

The Cyprus bailout

Andreas Theophanous is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Nicosia, President of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (former Research Center…

Currency wars

James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller,Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and a Partner in Tangent Capital Partners, a…

The Japanease miracle

The central banks play a more important role than central banks leader say. Therefore, it is crucial what a central bank leader does – according…

The American Patient

According to Dr. Woolf the actors that appear on movies and television are not typical of how most Americans look. Americans have the highest rate…

The Roubini Empire Strikes Back

According to Jelena Vukotic Hungary stands out as the most vulnerable one mostly because of its high level of external debt, relatively high level of…

Chicken game

We talked to Jacob Kirkegaard, the famous think tank, from the Peterson Institute. He says the US is in even worse shape compared to Europe….

The rule of algorithms

We will see jobs vanish on robots and algorithms. The gap between the rich and the poor will widen. A new concept has to be…