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."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Aussie consumer inflation expectations rise to 3.3%

It's a volatile time-series, but it won't be good news for the RBA...The latest Melbourne Institute survey estimate for April 2012 was 3.3%, notably above the average since 1993 of 3.1%...