In the Blind Spot (BBBY, Coinbase, River levels)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Markets, economics, finance etc: German supermarket prices are rising faster than those in other European countries. German food CPI was up 14.8 per cent YoY in July, the highest level since the record started. US jobless claims […]

In the Blind Spot (Oil sanctions, roubles, gain-of-function)

Owing to holidays and other unexpected absences, this edition of the Blind Spot Wrap is in catch up mode. It is compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Economics, finance and markets: The verdict on scooter startups is in; VCs threw billions at them, but markets think they’re worth squat. Thomas L. […]

Spot Markets Live transcript: 08/08/22

Today’s Spot Markets live session is with Dario Garcia, the Blind Spot’s assistant editor, who formerly worked as a corporate investigator for Kroll. Comments from Izabella and Dario that address audience questions have been put in bold Spot Markets Live – 08/08/22 Izabella Kaminska 10:58 Hello there! Anyone out there? My usual seance tactic. Howdy! […]

In the Blind Spot (Mirroring, electric grids, disinfo studies)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Economics, finance, markets etc: Volkswagen Group is reportedly seeking to sell its business in Russia. The car manufacturer is actively seeking buyers according to Russian media outlets. Amazon posts loss but guidance reassured investors. In stonk news, […]

In the Blind Spot (ETNs, Anacyclosis, Ukraine)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Finance, economics and markets: Revolut hit by a torrent of resignations in their UK risk and compliance sectors, with five Revolut executives handing their resignations in recent weeks. The disputes apparently originate in delays by the Financial […]

In the Blind Spot (TikTok, Syria, Ukrainian biolabs)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner. Money and market matters: Reuters reports that the European Union will amend sanctions on Moscow to stop bottlenecks in global supplies of foods and fertilisers. Nord Stream 1 pipeline is set to continue flows of gas into Europe on time after the […]

ALTIF transcripts: England’s water companies are up Schitt’s creek again

England’s Water Companies: Up Schitt’s Creek Again Things are going from bad to worse for the privatised water industry, argues Feargal Sharkey. The rivers are running with sewage, and now there are warnings the whole South East could run out of water. We discuss possible fixes with the ex-Undertone, fisherman and water campaigner, from nationalisation […]

In the Blind Spot (Syria, Coups, Euro collapse)

Money, markets, media: The release of the United States’ June employment report highlights that Fed’s job in reversing inflation is far from over. Matt Taibbi writes an excellent piece on the soaring prevalence of censorship in mainstream media. Paul Krugman writes an interesting article on how all the economic data is conflicting. Harald Malmgren was […]

In the Blind Spot (Japan’s Article 9, Jetsons, Media)

This edition of the Blind Spot Wrap was compiled by Izabella Kaminska (IK) and Dario Garcia Giner (DGG). Money, markets, and more: Bloomberg piece estimates just under 4.5mn families in the UK are in serious financial trouble. The Uber files released by the ICIJ outline Uber’s covert lobbying power over some Western politicians. An incredible […]

Spot Markets Live Transcript: 11/07/22

Hi everyone! Today’s Spot Markets live session is with Neil Collins, the former City editor of the Telegraph, FT columnist and now co-host of ‘A long time in finance’ with Jonathan Ford. Comments from Izabella and Neil that address audience questions have been put in bold Spot Markets Live – 11/07/22 Izabella Kaminska 10:58 Hello […]