Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda was on Tuesday labelled the first “casualty” of mounting pressure from Beijing to cut back on big overseas investments, after it ditched plans to spend £470 million in Nine Elms. The decision to exit the purchase of a 10-acre Nine Elms Square site, where there is scope for 1800 homes, comes as Chinese companies face increasing scrutiny from the Communist Party on capital outflows to protect the yuan from weakening further.
The City built up shares in Persimmon on Tuesday after the housebuilder revealed strong first-half results, boosted by a competitive mortgage market. The bullish residential developer defied a broader housing market slowdown since the Brexit vote, and posted a 12% revenue jump to nearly £1.7 billion. Chief executive Jeff Fairburn said the firm benefited from buyers being “able to borrow at pretty competitive rates”.
The boss of online booking platform Hostelworld on Tuesday said terror attacks, Brexit and warmongering rhetoric from Donald Trump have slowed its growth over the summer. Feargal Mooney said the hostels-booking website had a strong performance in the six months to June 30, but that growth rates from June to August “have been more modest”. He said some travel decisions have been affected by “general uncertainty… whether around Trump, North Korea, Brexit or terrorism”.
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".