In the last few months, fintech has been attracting a lot of attention; the valuations of some of the companies seem astronomically high. (Recently, a UK company attracted valuation in excess of $10 billion, well in excess of its gross earnings, and when there is no profit!) Will fintech revolutionise banking services or is there more hype than substance?
Both the annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the gross domestic product (GDP) data for the first quarter of 2017-18 came out last week. Regarding the first, media attention was focused on the impact of demonetisation of old notes in circulation. It seems that 99 per cent of the old (demonetised) notes have been deposited in the bank accounts. The balance could well have been accidentally destroyed over the decades they were in circulation in fires/floods etc.
A decade back, economist Dani Rodrik described democracy, national sovereignty and global integration as an “inescapable trilemma” of the 21st century political economy. Much earlier, in 1962, another economist, Robert Mundell, had argued that fixed exchange rates, an independent monetary policy and a liberal capital account form an “impossible trinity”, which also implies loss of sovereignty in macroeconomic policies.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".