The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Oz: Value of investment projects at $400bn

More from Uren:

"THE value of investment projects around Australia has soared by more than 50 per cent over the past year to reach $400 billion, with an unprecedented number of mega-projects getting the green light in the past year. There are now 14 projects worth more than $10bn each either under way or in planning. Five, including the National Broadband Network and four liquefied natural gas projects, are worth more than $30bn each. According to the latest Deloitte Access Economics review of investment spending: "The rise in their number in Australia's investment pipeline reflects the level of confidence that investors have in the longer-term prospects of the global and Australian economies.""