The central bank has drained its reserves defending the dinar, which is loosely pegged to a basket of currencies, and allowed it to drift 7 percent lower this year and 27 percent lower in the last three years. But it has struggled to close the gap between the official rate of 2.9 dinars per euro and an unofficial rate hovering around 3.2 dinars per euro.
Among the rutted roads that dissect Ben Guerdane, where smugglers and jihadis move freely across the Tunisian border with Libya, lies a two-kilometer stretch of ramshackle stalls offering euros and dollars for sale. Illicit currency trading has spread so rapidly in the turmoil unleashed by the 2011 uprising that locals dub this the Wall Street of South Tunisia. Money changers here handle over $250 million annually, according to a 2015 study by one Tunisian economist.
The move mirrors import restrictions imposed in nearby Egypt as it struggled with acute foreign-currency shortages that virtually paralyzed trade and investment before the central bank floated the pound in November. Foreign reserves in Egypt have recovered since most capital restrictions were removed last year, but the currency has roughly halved in value and inflation has risen above 30 percent.
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".