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1. NZME listing
After the APN News & Media special shareholder vote in Sydney, media company NZME makes its debut on the NZX today with share trading expected to commence on the ringing of the bells at midday. The Commerce Commission is also studying an application for the merger of NZME and Fairfax NZ, which might take place later this year. The NZX listing is a huge milestone for NZME which will join Sky TV as one of only two listed media companies in New Zealand.

2. Europe
Further Brexit fallout is expected. Could this be the destruction of the 'superstate' and which country will leave next?

3. Trade
Trade balance figures come out today at 10.45am from Statistics NZ.


4. Electric cars
The Future is Electric symposium is on today at Rydges Hotel in Featherston St, Wellington.

5. Conference
The Agricultural Aviation Conference is on at 9am at Shed 6, Queen's Wharf, Wellington.