HSBC said it has not sought capital support from the UK government and "cannot envisage circumstances where such action would be necessary". In a statement it added: "HSBC has long been one of the world's most strongly capitalised banks and is committed to maintaining this position." Northern Rock: Northen Rock said it is to be given longer to repay its loans from the government.
Merger mania has gripped the oil sector after Royal Dutch Shell made a £47 billion swoop for BG in the industry’s biggest deal for more than a decade. Shares in the former exploration arm of British Gas soared 38% or 349p to 1259.5p after the pair agreed a cash-and-share offer valuing BG at a 52% premium to last night’s closing price. The takeover — a response to the halving of the oil price since the summer and rising exploration costs — prompted immediate speculation of a new wave of takeovers.
The American bank is understood to be considering the future of units in Bournemouth and Glasgow in a move that could place hundreds of UK jobs at risk. The bank has made it clear that it sees future expansion being in Asia rather than in London, where banks face a levy on their balance sheets under Government proposals to raise £2.5bn a year in additional revenues.
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".