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."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Why AUD so strong: Only 9 AAA rated countries in world with stable outlook (chart)

A typically thought-provoking chart from UBS's Scott Haslem, who, incidentally, was awarded the best Australian economic forecaster award in 2011 by Bloomberg magazine...Scott, George and Alvin are a great team.