Gedeon Richter

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor OrbanHungarians took a holiday on Friday, a bridge day between an official break, November 1, All Saints’ Day, and the weekend – making this past week the second consecutive, three-day working affair. It may not yet be France – civil servants at least make up for the bridge day by working a Saturday – but it doesn’t do much for GDP growth.

But Viktor Orban, the prime minister, was doing his bit for local industry by signing a “strategic cooperation agreement” between the government and Gedeon Richter, the country’s largest drugs producer. Read more