The challenge facing Asean is clear - can this major manufacturing zone retain its competitive edge in the face of rapidly evolving technology and head-spinning change? The question is fundamental to the region's viability and sparked debate at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Asian meet in Phnom Penh last month. Asean accounts for about 5 per cent of global manufacturing in value-added terms. It is the seventh-largest producer globally in the auto industry, employing about 800,000 workers.
Being on the wrong side of 40, it is inevitable that planning for retirement dominates my thoughts when it comes to investing. Even the prosaic setting of Ikea got me thinking about retirement after I had a chat with a staff member who does not look a day over 50 but is 75. She told me that she likes the work and it keeps her busy. The job is not too strenuous and brings in some spare cash. Work keeps the mind active and contributes to an improved sense of well-being.
During his 15 years at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), chief executive officer Alan Chan set out to turn the media group into something more diversified and resilient in the face of unprecedented industry change. On the media front, Mr Chan, 64, who will retire on Sept 1, oversaw the expansion of the group's core media business to multiple platforms across print, digital, radio and outdoor, and from a handful of magazine titles to more than 100 titles today.
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".