The rand was softer against major global currencies shortly before midday on Thursday, despite most emerging-market currencies firming to dollar. Risk factors continue to weigh on the rand, including the expected return of Zimbabwean vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa to the country on Thursday, and the Reserve Bank monetary policy committee decision later in the day. Analysts expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate on hold, but expect a hawkish tone, due largely to risks to the rand.
Shares in staffing company CSG jumped as much as 13.4% on Thursday morning, after the company reported that headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months to end-September rose 19% to 11.37c compared with the year-earlier period. After-tax profit increased by 37% to R59.6m and operating profit 38% to R84.4m, partly as a result of new acquisitions that had created security and cleaning divisions, the company said in a statement.
The JSE slipped on Thursday, with indices sensitive to interest-rate changes, such as banks and retailers, seemingly brushing off what was seen by some as a hawkish tone from the Reserve Bank. The Bank, earlier, kept the repurchase rate on hold at 6.75%, as expected, but analysts said future interest-rate cuts were unlikely. Local policy makers were unlikely to deliver the interest-rate hikes the financial markets were now pricing in for next year, said Capital Economics analysts.
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".