The most important 10 economic charts from a week of pretty good news

May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014

Japanese machinery surged, a good sign for business spending

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Chinese housing, a top worry for global investors, lost more momentum

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Taiwan’s export economy showed signs of gaining strength

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US consumer debt grew, another sign the great de-leveraging is over

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Japan’s newly acquired trade deficit narrowed, but its very existence is still a big change

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China’s manufacturing engine continued to look weak, though less weak than before

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America’s job market didn’t show major signs of weakening

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US existing home sales rose for the first time this year

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And US new home sales rebounded too

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 Mexico struggled to shake off last year’s sluggish growth in the first quarter

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