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The smart money’s on Isis destroying itself — Currency is destiny - and the world's most barbaric regime is heading for disaster by adopting the gold standard There's a straightforward reason why Isis's reign in the Middle East is ultimately doomed. If all else fails, we can be fairly sure that it will eventually be brought down by boring old economics.
Aug 17, 2015

If you want to know why ISIS is doomed, start with its economics. My col in tomo’s @thetimes:…

Aug 18, 2015

UK manufacturing employment now rising at fastest rate on record. Nugget from my @thetimes col…

Aug 20, 2015

Good ISIS news: Kevin the Teenage Jihadi Economist seems to have adopted gold standard. That should finish him off

Now’s the time for borrowing and spending — With the interest rate on government bonds set to stay low for two decades, the chancellor should seize the moment If this summer you find yourself lying in some grassy field dreamily blowing dandelion seeds into the air, stop for a moment and reflect on what you are witnessing.
Aug 11, 2015

Corbyn is quite good at diagnosing the UK's economic problems. Pity about his tired prescriptions via @EdConwaySky…

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Super Thursday: Bank Split On Rate Increase — Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.

Borrowers, get ready for interest rate pain — The era of unprecedentedly cheap money is coming to an end. How hard will the Bank of England apply the brakes? In the past two years mankind created more data than had been generated from the dawn of civilisation up until 2003.
Aug 04, 2015

RT @timleunig: Interesting fact from @EdConwaySky: none of the 9 Monetary Policy Ctte members have ever changed interest rates.…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @sr_newsuk: Borrowers, get ready for interest rate pain | The Times (£)

Economy: Rebalancing Challenge For Osborne — 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 — 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:…

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Lesson 1: you can’t hold back economic tides — 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 — 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:…

The euro-exit genie is now out of the bottle — 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?…

Jul 13, 2015

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

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…

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…

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Britain May Face £1bn Bill For Greek Rescue — 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.
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Aug 27, 2015

Pay gap between skilled and unskilled workers is greater in UK than anywhere else in the OECD…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @TomBoadle: #China's 'Black Monday' as market plunges 8.5%. @EdConwaySky explains the background in under a minute:…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @SkyNewsBreak: Greek Prime Minister Alexis #Tsipras confirms he will resign saying his mandate has "exhausted its limit and now people must decide anew"

Aug 19, 2015

RT @LSEpublicevents: The Summit: the biggest battle of the Second World War fought behind closed doors w/ @EdConwaySky #LSE100

Aug 18, 2015

RT @goddersbloom: See Ed Conway's piece in the Times spectacularly wrong in every line. The sort of nonsense pumped out by Mickey Mouse state universities.

Aug 18, 2015

RT @RedHotSquirrel: @EdConwaySky #Britain exported more goods to #China last year than we did to Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and Portugal combined.

Aug 18, 2015

After yrs of misery, no of jobs in UK manufacturing now growing at record rate, as per my @thetimes col today. Graph:

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