In today's email we discover the Finance Minister's outlook matches Wellington's sunny weather.
1. Winston wins again
In today's email, Winston Peters signals the first slippage in the deadline for a new Government, while appearing to confirm that monetary policy and housing affordability were part of the ongoing discussions.
In today's email we take a deep dive into the Reserve Bank governor's final new conference.
In today's email we report on the latest OCR decision.
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Bill English's downplaying of the scale of the national housing shortage was challenged yesterday in another sign that housing will be the major topic of debate in the election, alongside migration. He also opened himself up to accusations of going soft on the drive for extra housing supply when he pointed to prices having stopped rising in Auckland -- a tactic John Key used to take the focus off housing supply from 2009 to 2012.
For the benefit of subscribers, here's my Summer Newsroom column about what Trump might mean for the back pockets of kiwis.
Bill English is expected to announce the election date later today after an all-day meeting with the National Caucus at Premier House in Wellington. September 23 is seen as one of the favoured candidates.
Anyone with a political or economic bone in their body will of course be watching the US election results today, so here's my two cents worth.