6. Coming up...

In the political economy in the week ahead:


Finance Minister Grant Robertson is scheduled to speak at a Canterbury Chamber of Commerce post-budget breakfast event in Christchurch.

The ANZ is scheduled to release its May Business Outlook survey of business confidence at 1pm.

The Reserve Bank is scheduled to release its monthly lending figures for households, businesses and farmers in April at 3pm.


Sharemilkers will move herds to new farms on 'Gypsy Day'. Many farmers will also move stock to winter 'run-offs'.

Senior ministers and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are scheduled to travel to Northland for various events.

Statistics New Zealand is scheduled to release March quarter Terms of Trade figures at 10.45 am.

US non-farm payrolls data for May is expected early on Saturday (NZ Time) to show jobs growth of 190,000 in the month.

Next Wednesday

Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela visits New Zealand from next Wednesday to Friday. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.