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Weaker forint boosts shopping tourism

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Hungary's weaker forint is boosting shopping tourism in the country's border regions, according to business daily Napi Gazdaság. Petrol station and restaurant owners close to Hungary's borders told the paper that turnover was up 35-40%. In some places, such as near Hungary's border with Slovenia, sales climbed 90%. National Sales Association (OKSz) chief secretary György Vámos said that shopping tourism gets a big boost when the forint crosses the 300 threshold against the euro. The forint weakened past 307 to the euro on Wednesday.

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