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

Averting another financial crash starts at home

thetimes.co.uk — If there's one thing to be said for last week's market misery, it is that it did at least remind us just how infrequently bad economic news has made the front pages in recent months. A good economy is, from a news editor's point of view, a boring economy; and in recent months Britain has been the one place to bore them all.

(N)ever-increasing rates

edmundconway.com — Here is a chart, part nicked from the OBR's latest Forecast Evaluation Report and part updated with the latest market projections. Very simply, it shows you how markets' expectations for interest rates have changed rather radically over the past few years.

Global Markets Q&A: What Is Causing The Fall?

news.sky.com — Volatile trading has continued into a second day after weak growth reports sparked a big sell-off earlier this week. But what has caused the markets to get jittery? :: What are the main forces behind the global growth problems? Good question.

Q&A: why are markets falling?

edmundconway.com — Here's a Q&A on the market turmoil we've seen over the past few weeks, which you can also find on the Sky News website. Good question: as ever with global markets there's no straightforward answer, but here are three likely factors: first, the economy in the Eurozone is doing worse than many had expected; so you'd expect share prices, which have raced away in recent months, to come down.

We can cope with failing banks, but global recession is a challenge too far

thetimes.co.uk — Ed Conway is Economics Editor of Sky News George Osborne usually likes to round off Washington financial conferences with a day trip to a Civil War battlefield. This past weekend the chosen pastime was a touch less cerebral: he and his team drove down to Philadelphia to see the NFL grudge match between the Eagles and the New York Giants.

The UK is paying the price of its jobs miracle

thetimes.co.uk — The recession brought less unemployment than feared but the chancellor is feeling the cost in lower tax receipts How did you spend the last weekend? Believe it or not, George Osborne spent his being feted as a hero. As the International Monetary Fund held its annual meetings in Washington DC, finance minister after finance minister lined up to congratulate the chancellor.

Fears UK Will Be Hit By New Euro Recession

news.sky.com — The euro crisis is back. But this time it's different. That's the general gist of the discussions at the International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington this week. For this time around the meetings - a key opportunity for policymakers to catch up on the state of the global economy - have coincided with a fresh bout of fear over the euro area.

Now is not the time to applaud reports of a Greek recovery

thetimes.co.uk — A few weeks ago something remarkable happened. Don't worry too much if you didn't notice this important watershed coming and going - no one else seemed to, either - but if you've any interest in the fate of the euro, it was a deeply significant moment. Greece finally has become more efficient than Germany.

Small businesses need more than money to survive and grow

thetimes.co.uk — Here are the eight least controversial words in the English language: "We must do more to help small businesses." If you were listening closely, you would have heard these words, or close approximations thereof, in George Osborne's Conservative conference speech on Monday.

Rewriting history: Great Recession edition

edmundconway.com — Do you remember where you were on the afternoon of April 16 2013? George Osborne does. He was about to head off to Washington for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund, when, suddenly, the Fund's chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, appeared on Sky News.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @fletcherr: "Now that we’re comfortably into the recovery, it is time for the difficult work to begin" - @EdConwaySky thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/c…

Oct 21, 2014

Yet another disappointing set of public finance figs today. As I wrote last week this is tied into poor earnings (£) thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Oct 20, 2014

That was quick. The @bankofengland will hold an independent review into today’s failure of the RTGS payment system pic.twitter.com/GGj1fp2b2z

Oct 19, 2014

RT @IMFNews: House prices around the world: subdued in many countries, rising in others. #HousingWatch ow.ly/CRKCS pic.twitter.com/1ukLrSKwI8

Oct 17, 2014

Had markets been right about UK interest rates in 2011, they'd currently be 3.7% wp.me/p2Hw31-JF

Oct 17, 2014

RT @May2015NS: Why can’t we predict elections like we did 50 years ago? We started voting for other parties… may2015.com/ideas/why-we-c… pic.twitter.com/uEUO9piwZc

Oct 17, 2014

RT @LSEpublicevents: 1 NEW PODCAST: 15 Oct #LSE100 lecture by @EdConwaySky on 'The Summit: the biggest battle of the Second World War...' bit.ly/1cZjo4U

Oct 17, 2014

@TonyTassell not that there should be any patents on such things, we produced that chart a few months ago plot.ly/~edmundconway/…

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