The pound rose heading into the Bank of England’s final interest-rate decision of the year after retail sales were boosted by Black Friday to beat economist expectations. Sterling gained for a second day after data showed the volume of goods sold in stores and online rose 1.1 percent from October, the most in seven months and beating economists’ 0.4 percent forecast, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The pound rose after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government signaled lawmakers will get a vote on a Brexit deal in a concession to get legislation through parliament. Sterling snapped three days of losses after U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis promised lawmakers that the U.K. won’t ratify any deal without the agreement of parliament, as a Brexit bill faces its first vote where the government might lose.
Investors may be underestimating Mario Draghi’s ability to deliver a hawkish message and rattle the markets just before the year ends. Deutsche Bank AG and BNP Paribas SA warn that markets aren’t fully pricing the risk of the European Central Bank sounding less dovish at its meeting on Thursday, even as Citigroup Inc. says President Draghi may use “his Jedi mind trick” as before to keep a lid on volatility. Nordea Bank AB sees scope for the ECB to push the euro and bond yields higher.
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".