Viva emerging markets!

One of the world’s largest asset management firms, Pramerica (Prudential America) sees a wonderful investment opportunity in Hungary. Arvind Rajan, the Managing Director and International…

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…