What's happening in the world of business, finance and economics today? We have the latest business news, markets, currency and personal finance news, opinion and financial market reports.
1. Economy Hub
Reactions to the Reserve Bank's financial stability report out yesterday, with governor Graeme Wheeler warning of threats from the housing and dairy sectors. The Economy Hub with Liam Dann is being filmed then screened today at www.nzherald.co.nz/business. Today's panel guests are independent economist Shamubeel Eaqub and EY's David Snell, discussing debt levels and the health of the economy.
2. Reaction to NZ media merger proposal
Reaction today, following yesterday's Sydney AGM of APN. Where to now for the New Zealand business, NZME with its proposed merger plan with Fairfax?
3. Food prices
Will cauliflowers still cost more than $3 each, even when the weather is cooling down? We'll find out what's really going down at the supermarket and tills at 10.45am today when Statistics NZ releases its food price index.
Why do New Zealanders often insure their cars but not their lives? A consumer focused panel discussion will be held at the Northern club between 8.30am and 10am.
5. Z Energy result
Z Energy is due to release its full year result today, according to the NZX weekly diary.
6. Trenz conference, Rotorua
This is the third day of the four-day Trenz tourism conference in Rotorua. The event has attracted more than 350 tourism and trade buyers from 28 countries.
7. Annual meetings
Two important annual general meetings are being held today: Westfield and AMP.
An earnings result is also due today from NZX listed Xero.
9. British interest rates
The Bank of England is today due to release its intersest rate decision.