Report: Non-financial investorsʼ stake in Hungary’s state debt third highest in EU

MNB

The percentage of Hungaryʼs state debt in the hands of non-financial investors is the third-highest in the European Union, Hungarian daily Napi Gazdaság said today, citing data from Eurostat.

The paper said that state debt stands at 12% in Hungary, exceeded only by Belgium and Malta. Hungary is followed by Ireland and Italy, where non-financial investors hold 10% of the stateʼs debt, data by Eurostat suggest.

Hungaryʼs government said it wants to give domestic investors, in particular retail investors, a bigger role in financing the stateʼs debt, the paper added.

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