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, May 8, 2012
Swanny: budget to forecast trend growth for next 2 years
The budget tonight will forecast growth around trend over the next two years, with real gross domestic product growing by 3.25 per cent in 2012-13 and 3 per cent in 2013-14. The retail trade figures yesterday are also encouraging, showing the largest increase in quarterly retail volumes in nearly three years.