Increasing tension between the US and North Korea has sparked a widespread sell-off that has wiped almost $23 billion from the Australian share market. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 closed 1.18 per cent lower at 5,693.1 on Friday. Overnight, international equities markets across the board fell as the escalating war of words between the US and North Korea dented confidence, sending investors to safe-haven assets such as gold and US Treasuries.
In Australia over the coming week, wage data will be in focus. Overseas in the US, the main interest will be in the minutes of the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting. While in China the usual monthly download of Chinese economic data – including retail sales, production and investment are slated for release on Monday. In Australia the week kicks off on Monday when the Reserve Bank releases the latest data on credit and debit card lending.
The Australian share market has run out of puff following a softening in US futures as tensions between North Korea and the United States hit investor confidence. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 4.8 points to 5,760.9 points, after being 24 points higher at noon. Macquarie Wealth Management division director Martin Lakos said an exchange of threats and tweets between the US administration and the North Korean leadership was dominating global markets.
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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 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
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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".