Winners are grinners, and this week bankers around the country found it hard to wipe the smiles off their faces after the bank regulator unveiled long-awaited new capital requirements that were much less onerous than many had feared. As widely expected, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) said for the banks to be "unquestionably strong", they would need to hold core equity capital of 10.5 per cent of their risk-weighted assets.
Another day, another bunch of records for the US share market. Investors' renewed love affair enthusiasm with tech stocks, combined with lift in the oil price has hoisted both the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite to new all-time highs. Meanwhile, another record was trampled in trading overnight, with the S&P 500's tech sector index finally breaking its previous record set back in March 2000, at the giddy height of the dot-com boom.
If any one needed any proof of the extent to which the world's big investment banks are suffering from the heavy hand of central bank intervention, they look no further than Goldman Sachs' latest second quarter results. Although Goldman made sure it beat analysts' forecasts with by reporting net income of $US1.8 billion for the three months to June, the investment bank's share price tumbled 2.6 per cent as dismayed investors focussed on the results from its important fixed income trading area.
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".