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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania.

Climate:
- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters;
- warm summers.


Macro indicators (* 2018 estimates)
Surface:93,030km2
Population*:9.8million
Pop. density*:105.1people/km2
GDP*:130.9EUR billion
GDP/capita*:13,383.1EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004


Currency: Forint
Code: HUF
Since: 1946

Exchange rates at December 31st:

1 EUR = 321.51 HUF (2018)
1 EUR = 310.14 HUF (2017)
1 EUR = 311.02 HUF (2016)
1 EUR = 313.12 HUF (2015)
1 EUR = 314.89 HUF (2014)
1 EUR = 296.91 HUF (2013)
1 EUR = 291.29 HUF (2012)
1 EUR = 311.13 HUF (2011)
1 EUR = 278.75 HUF (2010)


Sources:
Starting October 1, 2013, the National Bank of Hungary took over all activities of financial market regulator PSZAF






 


Statistics

Hungary FY2018 Market Portfolio

Hungary timeline 2008 - 2017


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Latest news


HUNGARY: CIG Pannonia to merge MKB insurers into its units

Hungarian insurer CIG Pannonia announced it will merge into its units (CIG Pannonia Life Insurance and CIG Pannonia First Hungarian General Insurance) the two MKB insurers recently acquired: MKB Life Insurance and MKB General Insurance.


STATISTICS: Hungarian market leaders in 2016

The thirty active members of MABISZ (the Hungarian insurance association) posted aggregate FY2016 GWP of HUF 920.6 billion (~ EUR 2.9 billion), up by 5.1% y-o-y, according to the association's website.

HUNGARY: NN opens first innovation lab in the field of insurance

NN Group recently opened its first international innovation lab - Sparklab Hungary. Sparklab welcomes startups and freelancers in Hungary who aim to explore and expand ideas supporting the improvement of quality of life. It follows the example of several successful innovation labs in the Netherlands and will be NN's first international initiative. It is the first innovation lab in  Hungary in the field of insurance. Sparklab will use lean start-up techniques and support selected ideas with coaching, mentoring, location and other resources.

HUNGARY: Extraordinary announcement on the agreement between the subsidiary of CIG Pannonia Life Insurance and Aegon Hungary

CIG Pannonia Life Insurance notifies its Esteemed Shareholders and other capital market participants that the general meeting of Pannonia General Insurance decided to transfer the home insurance, condominium insurance and compulsory vehicle liability insurance portfolio to Aegon Hungary General Insurance with the effect from the date of the supervisory authorization.


HUNGARY: New Regulation On Unit-Linked Life Insurance

Policyholders of unit-linked life insurance products pay an agreed sum for the unit-linked insurance to the insurance company, as a regular premium, or in one lump sum. These payments cover the life insurance component as well as the investment, administrative costs, contracting fee and the commissions. The "total cost charged" ("TCC") is an indicator - calculated in line with the rules of Hungarian insurance regulations - showing all costs charged on life insurance policies having a savings element, reflected as a percentage value. The regulation of the TCC in Hungary has been amended effective 1 January 2017.

HUNGARY: KBC books Q4 net income of EUR 23 mln

Belgium's KBC Group booked net income of EUR 23 million at its business in Hungary in the fourth quarter, down from EUR 42 mln in the same period a year earlier as income tax expenses jumped, state news agency MTI has reported, citing an earnings report released today.





HUNGARY: AXA has completed the sale of its banking operations to OTP Bank plc

AXA announced today that it had completed the sale of its Hungarian banking operations to OTP bank plc. This transaction is the final step in the repositioning of AXA Bank Europe as a fully focused Belgian retail bank, serving almost one million clients and operating jointly with AXA Insurance in Belgium.


HUNGARY: MKB to sell its operations to CIG Pannonia

Hungarian insurer CIG Pannoinia announced that signed an agreement with Versicherungskammer Bayern, through which CIG Pannoinia Life Insurance and CIG Pannonia First Hungarian General Insurance would acquire majority stakes MKB Life Insurance and MKB General Insurance.


STATISTICS: HUNGARIAN insurers' GWP up by 2% in Q1

Hungarian insurance market totaled HUF 236.9 billion (EUR 754 million) at the end of March 2016, 1.84% less y-o-y, according to the statistics published by the Central Bank. The volume of paid claims by insurers remained stable at HUF 126 billion (EUR 400 million).

HUNGARY: New information surface on the sale of MKB

Hungarian weekly Figyelo has published so far unknown details about the sale of MKB Bank, which show that two New York-based private equity firms, J.C. Flowers & Co. and Ripplewood Holdings were beaten in the bidding. The paper said they offered less for MKB. It is also new information that the German owner will soon sell the two MKB insurers.