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."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bouris and Symonds at war again--this time over Japan

From the AFR today in response to questions about whether Japanese lenders would make a difference to the Aussie home loan market:

“Mr Symonds described the current market for mortages as “super competitive.” In contrast Mr Bouris said the level of competition for mortgages was ordinary."