The pound rallied this week to its highest level against the dollar since just after the Brexit vote, yet on a trade-weighted basis is still close to a record low as the complex divorce discussions between Britain and the EU cloud the outlook. Even so, the U.K. is still an attractive destination for foreign investment and the easing of uncertainty with a pact would boost the currency, said Lamont.
In addition to a loss of economic momentum, wage growth has disappointed this year, damping speculation that policy makers will raise interest rates any time soon to tackle faster-than-targeted inflation. The economy is too brittle to absorb tighter policy, and more knowledge of the details of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union is required before officials will act, according to analysts at Citigroup Inc.
Since the financial crisis, it pays to be old in the U.K. While the disposable incomes of retired households have risen 15 percent since 2008 in real terms, for working households it’s been almost a decade of stagnation. Median U.K. household disposable income rose 5.7 percent to 27,170 pounds ($35,570) in the 12 months through March from its pre-crisis level, the Office for National Statistics said in a report on Friday.
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".