Canadian business journalist with experience at a wide range of Canadian and international daily newspapers. Currently based in Toronto with the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires covering the Canadian dollar, fixed-income and macroeconomic issues.
Foreigners bought Canadian securities in April, boosting their investment in bonds while reducing their exposure to Canadian-based equities and money market instruments from the previous month. Meanwhile, Canadian investment in foreign securities reduced their holdings in April following a record amount of transactions in the first quarter of the year. Foreign investors bought a net 10.6 billion Canadian dollars ($8 billion) in Canadian securities in April, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Canadian new house prices climbed 0.8% in April led by outsize gains in the country's biggest city amid favorable market conditions and a shortage of developed land. Canada's new housing price index rose 0.8% in April on a month-over-month basis, Statistics Canada said Thursday. Market expectations were for a 0.2% gain, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada. On a 12-month basis, new house prices advanced 3.9%, the largest annualized move since May 2008.
Canadian housing starts fell in May, the second-straight monthly decline, as recent moves to curb elevated house-price gains in the Toronto-area market reverberated in the city's overall property market. Housing starts declined 8.8% to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 194,663 units in May, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Thursday. Market expectations were for a rise to 202,000, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada.
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".