Kenneth Rapoza writes daily for Forbes, covering primarily business, finance and some geopolitics regarding Brazil, Russia, India and China. Also ex-WSJer. Lucky enough to give me opinion from time to time, but no advocacy hack. Yuck.
Who believes Brazil will pass a single economic reform by year's end? According to a survey by independent financial blog, Blog do Valor (nothing to do with the newspaper Valor Economico, by the way), 64% of the 508 online survey respondents said beleaguered president Michel Temer will not pass any more reforms this year.
The European Union updated their sanctions policies against Russians and Russian companies as expected. But a new sanctions bill in the U.S. Senate promises to up the ante on European sanctions, threatening further their involvement with the all-important Russian gas companies. Washington and Brussels are sanctioning Russia for its support of anti-government forces in East Ukraine.
Russia's biggest oil firm is about to hand over more cash to investors of all sizes. Vladimir Putin reportedly ordered the state-run Rosneft to up the ante on dividends by upwards of 50%. The current yield on its stock is a woefully low 1.87%, around 800 basis points below what investors can get from the Russian bond market, and lower than Exxon's 3.79% yield. That's a request and not an order.
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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".