Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
The US economy is set for 1.5-2 per cent growth in 2013, with housing contributing up to 1 per cent. As global policymakers try to bridge economic and political challenges with on-again, off-again fiscal policies, the question is whether other countries will make as much progress as the US.