Economics Editor of Sky News, columnist at The Times. More about The Summit here: http://www.edmundconway.com/books/thesummit/

Economy: Rebalancing Challenge For Osborne

news.sky.com — Strange as this may sound, today was a landmark moment in Britain's seven-year recovery from the crisis of 2008. For at long last the level of gross domestic product per head has regained its pre-crisis peak.

Your instincts are wrong - the news is good

thetimes.co.uk — Our misconceptions about household debt and the north-south divide actually make the chancellor's hand stronger It was the Victorian essayist Thomas Carlyle who gave economics its most enduring nickname, calling it "the dismal science". The epithet stuck because it sounds right: humans are optimistic and hopeful whereas economics, in all its statistical grittiness, is miserable and hopeless.
Jul 28, 2015

Britons are addicted to debt, right? The North-South divide is massive, right? Wrong & wrong: thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co… pic.twitter.com/02osRAUu0q

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Lesson 1: you can’t hold back economic tides

thetimes.co.uk — Policymakers across the world suffer from the delusion that they can control finances by predicting what will happen Of all the monarchs in British history, few have been served as poorly by posterity as King Canute. King of England, Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden, Canute was this country's first great economist king.

Osborne Approves Use Of EU-Wide Funds For Greece

news.sky.com — George Osborne has signalled that he could allow the use of a controversial European Union fund to help provide Greece with a short-term loan - but only if the UK is protected from a possible default.
Jul 15, 2015

UK ready to consider the use of the EU-wide EFSM fund to give Greece a bridging loan. Full story: news.sky.com/story/1519305/…

The euro-exit genie is now out of the bottle

thetimes.co.uk — The deal to keep Greece in the eurozone is so flawed that it's only a matter of time before a member state is forced out Hugh Dalton, Britain's first postwar chancellor, had a secret weapon to get him through long, late-night economic negotiations: speed.
Jul 13, 2015

Perverse & destructive demands inflicted on Greece... Werefinance ministers on drugs? thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Jul 13, 2015

After WWI & Versailles, squeezing a ruined country (however great its wrongs) was in no one’s long-term interests. thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Jul 13, 2015

Deal to keep #Greece in #euro so flawed it’s only a matter of time before a state is forced out, writes @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Jul 14, 2015

Deal to keep #Greece in #euro so flawed it’s only a matter of time before a state is forced out, writes @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

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Britain May Face £1bn Bill For Greek Rescue

news.sky.com — Britain could face a £1bn exposure to Greece's emergency bailout in the coming weeks, it has emerged. European bureaucrats are considering the use of a controversial emergency fund, entailing the use of UK funds, to support Greece's economy over the coming weeks.

The moment the euro became reversible

medium.com — However this story ends (and we have no idea what the next few hours will bring), Sunday 12 July will go down as a landmark moment in European history - alongside Rome in 1957, Maastricht in 1992 and Cannes in 2011. For the first time, the leaders of the 19-member euro area officially discussed plans for the departure of one of their members.
Jul 12, 2015

Sunday 12 July: the night the euro became reversible. A quick blog from Brussels: medium.com/@edconwaysky/t…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @EdConwaySky: Sunday 12 July: the night the euro became reversible. A quick blog from Brussels: medium.com/@edconwaysky/t…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @EdConwaySky: Sunday 12 July: the night the euro became reversible. A quick blog from Brussels: medium.com/@edconwaysky/t…

Still talking… - Medium

medium.com — It's an odd thing, the euro crisis. At times so slow-moving that it feels we're going in circles; at times so fast-moving that everything - everything - changes in a split second. Nowhere is that more so than in the interminable crisis meetings and summits that have punctuated this crisis - the latest of which is happening today in Brussels - a euro finance ministers meeting followed by a meeting of the 19 euro states' leaders.
Jul 12, 2015

Where are we with this weekend’s #Greece crisis talks? Here is my seven-point explainer: medium.com/@edconwaysky/s…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @EdConwaySky: Where are we with this weekend’s #Greece crisis talks? Here is my seven-point explainer: medium.com/@edconwaysky/s…

Jul 12, 2015

Greece faces ritual economic torture to safeguard the jobs of politicians on the other side of Europe. Point 3 here: medium.com/@edconwaysky/s…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @EdConwaySky: Greece faces ritual economic torture to safeguard the jobs of politicians on the other side of Europe. Point 3 here: medium.com/@edconwaysky/s…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @EdConwaySky: Greece faces ritual economic torture to safeguard the jobs of politicians on the other side of Europe. Point 3 here: medium.com/@edconwaysky/s…

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On a mission - Medium

medium.com — "This was a big Budget for a country with big ambitions." So said George Osborne as he delivered his summer Budget. He was quite right. His previous few Budgets were, in fiscal terms at least, piddling things. They barely added or subtracted more than a few hundred million pounds from the Exchequer's budget.
Jul 08, 2015

On a mission. George Osborne's summer Budget and what it means for him. And for you: medium.com/@edconwaysky/o…

Greece’s Che Guevara crashed the economy

thetimes.co.uk — Ousted finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was hailed a hero for defying Europe but has impoverished his fellow citizens Strange as this might sound, George Osborne had something of a soft spot for Yanis Varoufakis.
Jul 06, 2015

Greece's Che Guevara Yanis Varoufakis was hailed a hero for defying Europe but has impoverished his fellow citizens thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Jul 07, 2015

Greece’s Che Guevara, Yanis Varoufakis, was hailed a hero for defying Europe but has impoverished his fellow citizens thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

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Aug 03, 2015

Vancouver now no 1 in Knight Frank’s ranking of upmarket property hotspots. London down at 21. New York down to 32 pic.twitter.com/5JOajvDCpb

Jul 30, 2015

Average per head spending by tourists in #Greece in the five months ending May: Britons: €726 French: €681 Germans: €678

Jul 30, 2015

In 1995 the avg Kensington & Chelsea home was worth abt 5 homes in Merthyr Tydfil. Today it's worth 20 - but falling pic.twitter.com/MUUWbNCpgh

Jul 30, 2015

Number of properties sold in Kensington & Chelsea recently hit the lowest level since the 2008 crash (Land Reg figs): pic.twitter.com/qnuuzb7Cio

Jul 30, 2015

RT @CapEconEurope: Oops. July's crash in #Greek econ. sentiment makes institutions' new f'cast of -3.3% GDP growth this yr look hopeful. pic.twitter.com/NRBLJUhKFC

Jul 30, 2015

Something tells me the photo in this article is a little out of date: theverge.com/2015/7/29/9069…

Jul 28, 2015

From the Norton factory, here's one of the oldest motorbikes in the world, from 1902 instagram.com/p/5sJcoPEm3D/

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