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Insight: Orban to use Hungary central bank in battle for growth

National Bank of Hungary Governor Andras Simor holds a news conference in Budapest on November 11, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

National Bank of Hungary Governor Andras Simor holds a news conference in Budapest on November 11, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

National Bank of Hungary Governor Andras Simor holds a news conference in Budapest on November 11, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files
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Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files
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The Hungarian national flag flies on the building of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest January 10, 2013. The bank will have a new governor in March when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires, which is expected to bring looser monetary policy and new unconventional measures to help the economy with cheap credit. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The Hungarian national flag flies on the building of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest January 10, 2013. The bank will have a new governor in March when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires, which is expected to...more

The Hungarian national flag flies on the building of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest January 10, 2013. The bank will have a new governor in March when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires, which is expected to bring looser monetary policy and new unconventional measures to help the economy with cheap credit. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files
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Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of governor of the National Bank of Hungary in March 2013 when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of...more

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest in this December 7, 2011 file photo. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of governor of the National Bank of Hungary in March 2013 when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files
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Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest December 7, 2011. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of governor of the National Bank of Hungary in March 2013 when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires. Picture taken December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest December 7, 2011. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of governor of the...more

Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy attends a news conference in Budapest December 7, 2011. Matolcsy, the architect of the government's unorthodox fiscal policies, is regarded as a top possible candidate for the post of governor of the National Bank of Hungary in March 2013 when the six-year mandate of the current Governor Andras Simor expires. Picture taken December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files
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Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Banknotes await a quality check at the logistics centre of the National Bank of Hungary in Budapest in this February 7, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files
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