Coming up this week...

The week's key events in the political economy this week are:

China summit - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Trade Minister David Parker are speaking this morning at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and NZ Inc organised China Business Summit in Auckland. China's new ambassador to New Zealand, Madam Wu Xi, is also scheduled to speak, along with Maggie Zhou , the Managing Director of Alibaba Group Australia & New Zealand. Newsroom's Sam Sachdeva is covering the event for us.

Last chance - Cabinet is expected to hold its last pre-Budget meeting later this morning once Ardern and Parker return to Wellington from Auckland. Ardern is expected to hold her weekly post-cabinet news conference at 4 pm today.

Budget week - Parliament resumes at 2pm on Tuesday for the penultimate week of its four-week Budget session.

Budget 2018 is scheduled to be published at 2pm on Thursday. Finance Minister Grant Robertson will deliver his first budget address to Parliament shortly after. Newsroom's Parliamentary team, including myself, Lynn Grieveson, Sam Sachdeva, Thomas Coughlan and Shane Cowlishaw will be in the budget lockup in the Beehive from 10.30 am to 2pm.

Banks are due to supply details of their internal reviews of bank behaviour to the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank by the close of business on Friday. See more detail in their letter sent to banks two weeks ago.