Category: Business Institutions

The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH, Gazdasági Versenyhivatal) is a public, budgetary institution of national competence which is responsible for the supervision of competition as defined in the Competition Act and in the Act on Business Advertising Activity. However, certain matters of the competition supervision such as the injury of reputation and business secrets, boycott and imitation are in the competence of the courts. In cases affecting the trade between Member States of the EU, the GVH applies the competition rules of the Community. The GVH gives expert advice and proposals relating to the governmental competition policy and the decisions of the government affecting competition and represents public interest. It supports the development of competition culture in Hungary.

Information on Hungarian, European and international standards, and national standards of foreign countries. Hungarian, European and international standards and the national standards of foreign countries are available in the standards library of MSZT; provision, by order, of standards of foreign countries and other documents related to standardization. Translation, by order, of standards and other documents and publications related to standardization.

Main tasks of the HCSO: Designing and conducting surveys, recording, – proccessing and storing data, data analyses- and dissemination, protection of individual data. The Office provides data for the parliament and public administration, social organizations, local authorities, scientific bodies, economic organizations, the general public and the media as well as for international organizations and users abroad. Official data regarding the socio-economic situation as well as the changes in the population of the country are published by the HCSO.

The Budapest Stock Exchange Ltd. is the key actor on the Hungarian stock market, being the official trading platform for publicly emitted securities. It is essential to the financial services structure, because it represents an alternative financing source to commercial banks for the organisations. In addition, the scope of investment opportunities is thus broadened for both domestic and foreign investors, regardless of whether they are private or institutional. The current strategy of the BSE, approved in 2002, is based on playing an active role in the capital markets. The strategy focuses on the following topics: 1. Strengthening domestic investors’ involvement in the markets; 2. Widening the product range by attracting new issuers; 3. Seeking and establishing international co-operations; 4. Further consolidation of exchange activities and settlement services; 5. Reinforcing communication with the financial community.

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