zaterdag 3 januari 2015

Hungary Top Stories 2014: Hungarian stocks fall behind

The year 2014 will not go down in history as a successful one for the Budapest Stock Exchange. Trading volume continued to decline, the few blue chips trading in Budapest were languishing in a highly unpredictable economic policy environment and adverse external market conditions, whilst small caps hardly earned anything beyond a dubious distinction associated with scandals and failures.

Stock trading volume has seen a steady decline in Hungary since 2007, with the decreasing figures caused not only by lower share prices but also by a dwindling number of shares traded. In 2014, BUX turnover slumped by one-fifth year-on-year, daily trading volume (3-month average) is currently only around HUF 6 billion. Several reasons can be pinpointed as the culprits for the epic decline:

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