In today's email we detail the latest in the political dramas dogging both National and Labour, and look into plans to allow the Commerce Commission to conduct market studies.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday.
Responding to the Productivity Commission 's recommendation last week of a review of Section 36 of the Commerce Act, the Government has quietly included its plan for a review in the bowels of its second Business Growth Agenda progress report.
Finance Minister Bill English is keen to look at reform of Section 36 of the Commerce Act, agreeing with the early recommendations of the Productivity Commission and Commerce Commission that reform is needed to increase competition in the services sector in particular.
Labour Commerce Spokesman Clayton Cosgrove pushed Commerce Minister Craig Foss again on Wednesday for an update on progress of the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill designed to criminalise hard core cartel behaviour.