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."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We may get a monthly CPI tomorrow (or at least a decision)...

The ABS releases the long-awaited results of its review. Alongside NZ, Australia is the only western country with a quarterly inflation measure. Also expect the ABS to drop the contentious deposits and loan facilities component of CPI.