The population of Hungary declined by 40,400 in 2019 as a result of 89,200 live births and 129,600 deaths during the year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.
Hungary is in talks on the issue of a three- to five-year “green bond” with investors in Japan and China, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said in an interview published on business news website mfor.hu.
State-owned Hungarian lottery company Szerencsejáték expects sales of its popular weekly pick-five game to double this week as the rollover jackpot climbs over 5.2 billion forints (EUR 14.8m), Szerencsejáték’s marketing director said on public television.
A Hungarian national has tested positive for coronavirus in Japan, a government official said.
Famous Hungarian author István Csukás has died at the age of 83.
Hungary’s foreign ministry recommends that people planning a visit to northern Italy should make a final decision following “thorough consideration” due to the coronavirus epidemic, the state secretary for communications and Hungary’s international image said on Sunday.
More construction projects are under way between Hungary and Slovakia than ever before, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after meeting the Slovak Economy Minister Peter Ziga in Kechnec, in eastern Slovakia, and signing a memorandum of understanding for energy cooperation involving gas supplies.
China Construction Bank, the world’s second-biggest bank by assets, will open a branch in Hungary, the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) said.
Korean Air launched a direct cargo flight connecting Budapest and Seoul. The flight will operate twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays, using a Boeing 777.
Two Hungarian satellites launched in December are operating according to plan, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics said.