Mining company Indian Pacific Resources is to list on London’s main market to raise funds for a pair of iron ore projects in Madagascar. The miner will seek to raise up to $5m (£3.7m) in an initial public offering in the next few weeks. The funds will be put towards a programme of surveying and drilling that will better determine the size of its two deposits. Around $15m has already been invested into the assets in the form of historic surveys by the World Bank and other teams.
Aim-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML) has unveiled a $402m (£296m) takeover of a zinc miner in Macedonia, hailing it as the “perfect next step” to grow its operations. The company, which operates a copper mine in Kazakstan, is hoping to diversify by acquiring Lynx Resources from Bermuda-based fund Orion Co-Investments III and Swiss firm Fusion Capital. Lynx operates the underground Sasa zinc-lead mine in the northeast of Macedonia near the Bulgarian border. The mine has an estimated 20 year life.
Richard Cousins, chief executive of FTSE 100 catering giant Compass, is to step down after more than a decade in the role. Mr Cousins will hand over the reins on March 31, and retire from the board of the company the following September, Compass told the market in a statement this morning. Dominic Blakemore, Compass’s chief operating officer for Europe, will become deputy chief executive on October 1 before succeeding Mr Cousins as chief executive next year.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".