The Hang Seng has become integral to Hong Kong, and its transformation over the decades reflects how this financial hub has evolved. At the time of the handover in 1997, when the Asian financial crisis also loomed, mainland firms barely featured on the index. But as China gained more clout worldwide, its companies began to dominate the market, squeezing out some local stalwarts: fewer than half the stocks listed on the Hang Seng 20 years ago remain there now.
Hong Kong is now the second-most expensive city worldwide for expatriates, according to Mercer’s latest cost of living survey, after ceding the top spot to Angola’s capital Luanda. Asian cities continue to dominate the rankings, with five in the top 10. climbed to sixth from 15th, while was one of the biggest movers, surging 25 places to 57 due to its rapid economic growth, inflation and stable currency. India’s capital New Delhi stands one shy of the century mark, at 99.
The price gap between Chinese stocks listed domestically and in Hong Kong is seen narrowing now that MSCI Inc. has decided to include both in its indexes. “As a market opens and you’ve got two prices for the same thing, you should see the prices converge,” said Mark McFarland, chief Asia economist at Union Bancaire Privee.
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
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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".