Thursday, October 13, 2005

Hungarian Tidbits

  • The name of the U.S. ambassador to Hungary is George Herbert Walker. (The name of our 41st president was George Herbert Walker Bush....) And a graduate of Yale to boot; no wonder he was appointed.
  • Avian flu was discovered in birds found in Romania. Poultry from Romania has been banned by the E.U. It hasn't been found in humans but it's a little disconcerting that it is in the area. Though perhaps Europe is better prepared than the United States.
  • The BUX index (Budapest Stock Exchange) dropped 4% today. It may have something to do with delays in euro zone accession due to unexpectedly large government deficits.


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