More than 2,000 Hungarians, including Roma families and civil groups, marched to parliament on Sunday to protest against the government's refusal to pay compensation to Roma children who had been unlawfully segregated in a school in eastern Hungary.
Budapest stocks led gains in Central and
Eastern Europe on Wednesday, rising 0.8% as a decline in the number of new
coronavirus cases in China boosted global markets.
The Hungarian forint opened at a new one-month high, still
benefiting from a hawkish message by the National Bank of Hungary last week,
before giving up its gains. It was down 0.15% at 336 to the euro at 1045 GMT.
While the main Budapest stock index outperformed region
The Hungarian forint stabilised off a record low on Tuesday and the
Czech crown swung to the strong side of a key psychological level as central Europe's currencies
edged higher due to a pick-up in risk appetite.
A slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases in China provided some relief although markets
stayed cautious, leaving gains in central European assets limited.
The forint, after touching a record low of 339.20 to the euro at the end of last wee
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