In the past weeks, the US was hit by record hurricanes and massive flooding. However, after dropping because of the catastrophic damage, US markets then shrugged these off and went on to make milestone highs last week. Likewise in the Philippines, we had widespread flooding in Metro Manila which prompted the BSP to suspend clearing and the PSE to suspend trading. In spite of these, the Philippine market still made new all-time highs after trading resumed.
Many were alarmed by the drop of the peso against the US dollar this year, but many may not have noticed the sharp depreciation of the peso against the euro. Year-to-date, the peso has depreciated by 17 percent against the euro. The main reason why the peso has weakened substantially against the euro this year is because of the extraordinary strength of euro. The euro is one of the best performing currencies this year.
During a forum last week conducted by the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines, BSP Gov. Nestor Espenilla Jr. explained to reporters that a moderately weaker peso is part of the economic rebalancing process aimed to gradually shift the economy towards an investment and export-led growth. “The economy is growing, but consumption is a major part of the driver so there is a need to rebalance it so we are actually driving it to an investment- and export-led growth.
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".