The euro has surged to a three-year high against the US dollar despite forlorn efforts by the European Central Bank to hold back the onslaught, making it even harder for the eurozone to escape its ‘lowflation’ trap. The exchange rate smashed through powerful lines of technical resistance, reaching $1.1652 after traders disregarded a string of dovish comments by the ECB’s president Mario Draghi.
Global economic expansions do not die of old age. Outside war or violent energy shocks they are invariably murdered by central banks fearing inflation. The fact that the post-Lehman business cycle in the US is already the third longest since the mid-19th Century tells us little. More relevant is that inflation is nowhere to be seen. The core PCE measure has been falling relentlessly this year and is back to 1.4pc.
French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a brutally-candid indictment of German economic policies, rebuking the country for benefiting from the woes of other euro countries and warning that the eurozone cannot survive on such foundations. Mr Macron said monetary union has become a deformed project that works in a corrosive fashion to the advantage of the creditor states. It must be rebuilt in a radically-different way, requiring sweeping changes to the EU Treaties.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".