The cheap pound is doing little to boost the appeal of British assets as Brexit uncertainty hangs over the economic outlook. There were 44 foreign acquisitions of U.K. companies in the second quarter, the fewest in almost two years, according to figures from the statistics office. The value of such deals fell to 2.9 billion pounds ($3.8 billion) and was outstripped by disposals for the first time since 2002.
Net migration to the U.K. fell to a three-year low after an exodus of European workers following the June 2016 Brexit referendum. Arrivals outnumbered departures by 246,000 in the 12 months through March, down a “statistically significant” 81,000 from a year earlier and the lowest figure since March 2014, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. EU nationals quitting Britain accounted for much of the change.
Rising prices are not only hurting British consumers, they’re making it harder for Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to curb the budget deficit. The mounting cost of servicing government bonds that are linked to the inflation rate drove a 23 percent increase in government interest payments in the first four months of the fiscal year, the most since 2010, figures Tuesday showed. Linkers account for around a quarter of the 1.6 trillion pounds ($2 trillion) of gilts outstanding.
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".