The Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank (MKB) announced its stock of retail loans will be about 45-50 percent higher in 2003, while corporate loans will expand by 18-19 percent, Interfax quoted CEO Sandor Patyi as telling the daily Napi Gazdasag. According to Patyi, the retail loans growth will ease by the second half of next year. However, growth will reach some 50 percent in any case, he added. Apart from home loans, vehicle financing will be instrumental in pushing up growth by nearly a quarter. "Th...

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