MNB responds to forint sell-off

The Hungarian National Bank said it is prepared to use all the policy tools available to defend the forint, which came under pressure on foreign exchange markets last week.

In a statement released after two extraordinary meetings were held over the weekend, the central bank's monetary council said that the depreciation of the forint had gathered pace in recent weeks, a development the council "believes to have been caused mainly by a departure of expectations from economic fundamentals."

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