In the rup-up to companies reporting their earnings for the July-September quarter of 2017-18, Vinod Nair writes how this quarter might have been for vis-a-vis the previous quarter The corporate results for the September quarter (Q2FY18) are expected to be better than those in the June quarter (Q1FY18), which was a disaster, given that saw a bigger earnings de-growth than anticipated.
The (IT) sector is now showing early signs of reduction in the extent of earnings downgrades. The sector went through a slew of downgrades led by muted revenues and profitability guidance due to a slowdown in the business model. Though the is likely to remain muted for the entire financial year 2018 (FY18), earnings are expected to grow by 11 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in FY19.
A LOT has been said and discussed about millennials and their lifestyle habits and preferences. Brands are constantly strategising how they can better reach and engage these digital-first consumers. With millennials making up 22 per cent of Singapore's resident population, it's no surprise that
Degerating media, both print and broadcast, has become a threat to society. The very reason why I quit being an editor. TV panels seldom have people with substance to debate imp topics. Terrible state we are in. https://t.co/5QM56mso81
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".