Economics Editor, Sky News
edmundconway.com — If you wanted evidence of the problems in the UK mortgage market, look no further than this chart from the British Bankers Association. Mortgage lending annual growth has just dipped into negative territory for the first time since comparable records began*. Full details on the BBA site.
edmundconway.com — Here's a prediction: tomorrow morning some of the country's esteemed newspapers will run stories saying the International Monetary Fund has just dealt a fresh blow to George Osborne, blasting his fiscal plans. At the same time, some newspapers will run stories saying quite the opposite: declaring a victory for the Chancellor and that the IMF has watered down its criticisms of his plans.
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