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Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - October 2017

October 26. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

Education can yield significant advantages in the labour market. It may lead to higher employment rate, better jobs and higher wages. In addition, educational attainment also correlates with life expectancy, the individuals' health status, interpersonal relationships and other social, political and cultural trends. In this month, the Bulletin's first section analyses the relationship between subjective well-being and educational attainment. In the second part, readers find a summary of the World Economic Forum's Global Human Capital Report, a comprehensive analysis of human capital development around the world. In this regard, Hungary scores low in comparison with other EU member states and other countries in the region.

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IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - June 2017

July 19. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

Two interesting topics are highlighted in this issue: first a comprehensive study analyses the measures Hungarian corporations have taken or intend to take in 2017 to tackle the compulsory minimum wage rise and increased guaranteed minimum wage for skilled workers. The second part of the Bulletin is a brief analysis of the current situation of the Russian economy, its  macroeconomic indicators, and the Russian-Hungarian trade relations. Read or download the full text of the Bulletin.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - March 2017

April 13. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

The first part of the current issue is an analysis of internet usage among Hungarian SMEs. The survey of 300 enterprises revelaed that 84 percent of the SMEs have their own website. Ninety 90 percent of those responding claim that a week-long interruption would pose a serious problem for their business. Yet, most of the responding companies invest less than one percent of their income in purchasing and maintaining IT devices. - The second part is a summary of the EC about Eurozone growth trends since the financial crisis of 2008.  Read or donwload the Bulleting from here.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - December 2016

January 18. 2017.

GVI Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

In the frame of a large-scale survey 3185 managers responded to a questionnaire on their views on business climate challenges and related business expectations. The IEER Business Climate Index has slightly decreased since April 2016, confirming thet while companies are still very positive about their current business prospects, the expectations on investments, profitability and stock orders are now less optimistic than it was in the previous period. The second part of the Bulletin summarizes OECD's study "Education at a Glance 2016" and its findings about Hungary. Read the Bulletin's full text.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - 2016 September

October 06. 2016.

The latest SME Outlook business climate survey reveals less favourable economic conditions compared to the previous quarter: the Business Climate Index decreased from 31 to 27 points. In the second part of the Bulletin an interesting analysis presents major conclusions drawn from the organization and implementation of the recent Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - September 2017

October 04. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

In this issue, IEER is focussing on the correlation between education and life expectancy. Education can generate several individual and social advantages including higher employment rate and higher wages.  Recent research revelas that education may also have an effect on life expectancy, individual health status, personal satisfaction, quality of interpersonal relationships, social and organizational trust, and political involvement. Educational attainment contributes to a country's economic development and to the stability of social structures. Read or download IEER's analysis here.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - April 2017

May 15. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

The first part of the Bulletin is devoted to a thorough analysis of corporate borrowing in Hungary. In recent years the government's monetary policy aimed to stimulate borrowing activity, but because the interest margin is relatively high in Hungary in regional comparison companies still find it difficult to access local financial resources. The Bulletin's second part features OECD' recommendations for ensuring a strong and sustainable economic growth in Hungary. Read or download hte Bulletin from here.

Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - January 2017

February 07. 2017.

Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

The leading story in the first issue of the new year, is a summary of the latest representative survey about the Hungarian labour market. More than 6800 company executives were asked about the current situation of their business and future expectations. Responses served as a basis for the survey of short-term economic prospects in the private sector. - The second part of the Bulletin shows first the prognosis of the EU and the Eurozone released by the European Commission and various institutes for economic research, then the prognosis about Hungary. Read or download the full text of the Bulletin.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - 2016 October

November 09. 2016.

GVI Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

The latest issue of the Bulletin analyses the main characteristics of corporate borrowing in Hungary. Three major factors are surveyed: the surcharge interest and the interest rate environment; the institutional environment and the country's current economic climate. Read the full text here.

IEER Monthly Bulletin of Economic Trends - 2016 July

August 18. 2016.

Two extremely interesting analyses are contained in this month's Bulletin. The first examined the experiences of late payment and debt queues of domestic enterprises and found that 81% of businesses had at least one business partner that paid late in 2015, while 45% of respondents themselves owed to their suppliers at least once in the period under review. The highest proportion of late payments was among small businesses and the construction sector. The second analysis describes the potential effects of Brexit on Hungary in the medium term. Read the full Bulletin here.