What's happening in the world of business, finance and economics today? We have the latest business news, markets, currency, personal finance, opinion and financial market reports.

1. Capital markets
The Herald today publishes its special report on capital markets. There is wide-ranging coverage with articles and commentaries on the state of funding in New Zealand.

2. Real estate talk
Two property experts from agency and consultancy JLL will talk this morning about how international capital is changing real estate as an asset class and driving urban development around the world. Megan Walters and Justin Kean are speaking at the event at the Lysaght Building in the Wynyard Quarter.

3. Budget preview
The Economy Hub by the Herald's business editor at large, Liam Dann, will be filmed and screened today. He is examining the Government's Budget and will be joined by Westpac economist Dominick Stephens.


4. Property results
Results will be issued to the NZX today by Augusta Capital and Goodman Property Trust. These businesses are making the most out of the robust propert market, both are commercial investors and are expected to do well.

5. Britain
Retail sales data will energe from Britain today.

6. Briscoes
This company's AGM is due to be held today.

7. Job data
Labour force data will be issued in Australia today and in New Zealand, information will be issued by ANZ on job ads, as well as consumer confidence.