fo·​rint | \ˈfȯr-ˌint \
plural forints also forint

Definition of forint 

the basic monetary unit of Hungary — see Money Table

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The Hungarian forint was little changed at 314.02 per euro, after rising 0.3 percent, while the Czech koruna strengthened 0.4 percent. Adrian Krajewski,, "East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget," 2 May 2018 The European Union’s plans to cut funding to the region ended a brief recovery in the Polish zloty and Hungarian forint, which held close to the weakest levels in months against the euro following Tuesday’s thin-liquidity driven sell-off. Adrian Krajewski,, "East European Currencies Whipsaw on Dollar Gains, EU Budget," 2 May 2018 Although the price of this particular listing is given in euros, most real estate transactions in Hungary are done in forints. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, "House Hunting in … Hungary," 20 June 2018 The Czech koruna and the Hungarian forint weakened by 0.4 percent. Ewa Krukowska,, "EU Regional Aid to Shrink Under Plan Rebuked by Eastern Members," 2 May 2018 Deputy Governor Marton Nagy has pledged to keep short-term borrowing costs near zero until end-2019 and offer about 300 billion forint ($1.2 billion) worth of interest-rate swaps each quarter in 2018 to push long-term lending yields lower. Andra Timu,, "This Is What Eastern EU Central Banks Will Discuss Through April," 25 Mar. 2018 Non-governmental organizations will also have to list any foreign sponsors giving them more than 500,000 forints ($1,800) a year. Washington Post, "Hungary passes bill regulating foreign-funded NGOs," 13 June 2017 For example, the identity of any single foreign donor of up to 500,000 forints, or $1,800, will not have to be published. Helene Bienvenu And Palko Karasz, New York Times, "In Anti-Soros Feud, Hungary Adopts Rules on Foreign-Financed Groups," 13 June 2017 Hungary’s government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph’s Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. Pablo Gorondi, The Seattle Times, "Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic," 29 May 2017

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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