Coming up in the week ahead...

Coming up in the political economy this week:

Monday

BNZ and Business NZ are scheduled to report the Performance of Services Index (PSI ) at 10.30 am.

Stats NZ is scheduled to publish food price index data for July at 10.45 am.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to hold her weekly post-cabinet news conference around 4 pm.

Tuesday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in expected to give a regular weekly series of interviews from 6.30 am to 8 am on TV3, TVNZ and RadioNZ.

The Parliamentary parties hold their weekly caucus meetings around 10 am.

Parliament resumes at 2pm with Question Time for the final week of a four week sitting session. Parliament is in recess for the last two weeks of August and resumes on September 4 for a four-week session.

Wednesday

Parliament is scheduled to sit.

Thursday

Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford is scheduled to give a speech to Infrastructure New Zealand's National Symposium conference in Auckland at 8.45 am. He is also scheduled to give a speech to the Master Builders Conference in Wellington at 4pm.

Friday

Both Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson are scheduled to speak at the Infrastructure New Zealand conference on Friday morning.

Immigration Minister Iain Lees Galloway is scheduled to give a speech to the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment conference in Auckland at 8.40 am.