The local market dropped again, adding to yesterday’s 0.47% fall, led by the miners hit by a slide in commodity prices. BHP fell 2.9% to $30.74, Rio Tinto 3.4% to $78.45 and iron ore miner Fortescue Metals 3% to $5.15. Pure-play online retailer Kogan.com was up 5.4% to $6.96. The company listed at $1.80 in July 2016. 1. Home loan lending is rebounding again. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), total lending in November rose by 2.3% to $33.507 billion in seasonally adjusted terms. 2.
Shares in Sirtex Medical jumped after the liver cancer treatment group announced a better than expected lift in earnings. A short time ago, the shares were up 12.%% to $17.61. The company said EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation) for the six months to December is expected to be to about $34 million, up 16% growth on the same six months last year.
Venture capital is still pouring into Australian startups but the number of deals is shrinking. Australian startup funding in venture capital was up 1.4% in 2017 to $US555.63 million ($A698.29 million), according to analysis by KPMG. The professional services firm’s quarterly global report on venture capital investment, Venture Pulse, shows 17 deals closed in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a total investment of $US121.55 million ($A152.76 million).
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".