The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to hold base rate at 0.5%, a month after its first rise in a decade. Interest rates are the primary monetary lever governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, can pull to bring down inflation if it is deemed too high. But while the UK currently has its highest rate of inflation in five years at 3.1%, the Committee believes this is “likely close to its peak, and will decline towards the 2% target in the medium term”.
Investors looking for value in 2018 might want to consider ‘unfashionable’ UK equities (companies), according to one fund manager. With the constant grind of Brexit negotiations and a significant wobble from the governing Conservative party in June’s general election – investors might be forgiven for not stuffing money into the nearest UK equity fund.
Low-earners will be left waiting longer than expected for access to a new government savings scheme, called ‘Help to Save’. Help to Save was originally announced by the then Prime Minister David Cameron in January 2016, and was officially launched by the then Chancellor, George Osborne, in the 2016 Spring Budget. A full rollout of the scheme has been due to be implemented “by April 2018 at the latest”, but this has now been delayed until October 2018.
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".