Hong Kong ended 2017 placing third in the global IPO race. That's the first time in three years that the city lost its coveted fundraising top spot to New York -- and the first time ever to fall behind Shanghai. But early forecasts suggest it may reclaim its crown in 2018 amid tighter scrutiny in mainland Chinese markets, and new listing rules planned for the HKEx (Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing) this year, which are expected to attract more "new economy" companies.
China's largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has snatched up the remaining shares of Brazil's 99 car share service, Uber's main rival in Latin America. The news comes days after Japan's Softbank acquired a 14% stake in Uber, a move that helped the U.S.-based company shore up its shrinking balance sheet with fresh capital.
It's only been seven years since the launch of Xiaomi's first smartphone in August 2011. Now, the Beijing-based firm is getting ready to raise an eye-watering tech IPO of at least $50 billion -- expected to be the biggest public listing the world has ever seen. That's double Alibaba's record-breaking offering of $25 billion just three years prior. Valued at roughly $46 billion following its last funding round in 2014, Xiaomi became the most valuable tech company at the time.
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".