The fact that South-Korea is interested in and ready to welcome Hungarian enterprises shows the success of the South-Korean-Hungarian Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP), Deputy State Secretary for International Economic Relations Antal Nikoletti said at a press conference that followed a presentation of the first-year results of this economic consultation programme.
Wages in real terms are up by 2.9 percent in the initial eight months of the year. The number of people employed in the private sector – at enterprises with at least five employees – increased significantly, by 54 thousand in August in comparison to the same period of the previous year. In the initial eight months of this year, average gross wage was HUF 234 600 and, excluding public work schemes, it was HUF 246 400 in Hungary.
Hungary’s economic growth requires many more skilled workers and technicians than those provided by the current education system, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at an event organized to welcome the Hungarian winners of Euroskills, a competition for young skilled Europeans.
The Ányos Jedlik Cluster has been formed under the supervision of the Ministry for National Economy and the National Innovation Office in the interests of the earliest possible realisation of the Ányos Jedlik Plan, which aims to promote the popularity of electric vehicles.
At a press conference held on the occasion of Hungarian Bath Culture Day on 11 October, the Ministry of National Economy’s Deputy State Secretary for Tourism, Ádám Ruszinkó, emphasised that some two million people visited Hungary last year for health tourism purposes, staying an average of 7.3 guest nights in the country’s various health spas and wellness hotels, which is significantly more than the 4.2 guest nights spent in Hungary by typical tourists.
The total number of guests and tourism nights increased by 7.1 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, according to data released today by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH), Minister of State for Economic Regulation Béla Glattfelder said the excellent performance of the tourism sector is the result of the Government’s focused, multi-year tourism development policy, better quality services and the SZÉP Card.
The central sub sector of the state budget posted a surplus of HUF 14.2bn at the end of September 2014, the best figure in years.
Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga presented the “Investor of the Month” award to Evonik Agroferm Fermentációipari Ltd; while Járműszerelvényt Gyártó Ltd was awarded the “SME of the Month” title, and in the category of “Startup of the Month” the Minister handed the award to Skawa Innovation Ltd at a ceremony held in the building of the Ministry for National Economy in Budapest.
An international arbitration court, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, has ruled in favour of Hungary in the Sukoró casino investment project case, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga announced.