Hungarian central bank may face police investigation

The National Bank of Hungary

The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) may face a police investigation into allegations it revealed data "considered business secrets" to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after Hungary's State Audit Office (SAO) said today it had notified "competent authorities" of its recent controversial audit findings.

The SAO, which alleged it had found unlawful behaviour at the central bank following a recent audit, said it "did not press charges" against the NBH as it is "not an investigative authority"

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