The US dollar is hard to shift as the incumbent currency in world trade despite the massive growth of imports and exports to China, a conference on changes to the Chinese currency has heard. Daniel Everett, head of renminbi, strategy and execution at ANZ Bank, told the conference in Auckland that while total trade with China from Australia and New Zealand had tripled in the last 10 years, "a negligible portion of this cross-border trade is in renminbi."
New Zealand businesses interested in the liberalisation of China's currency should watch developments in Shanghai, says a visiting expert on the Chinese economy. Professor Xu Mingqi told a conference on the Financial Liberalisation and the renminbi, organised by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and Victoria University, that freeing up the renminbi was inexplicably intertwined with the growth of Shanghai as a financial power.
Why do some bands stop at national boundaries? Something in their chemistry, their attitude, allows some bands to become international artists, others remain rooted in their country. Dave Dobbyn sings Welcome Home to a New Zealand audience, while Lorde plays Coachella. That's not to say that national bands don't have overseas fans - even Flight of the Conchords had its Mel. But some bands travel less well; they're too specific, too rooted to be big everywhere.
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".