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China’s industrial economy showed signs of slowing down

…as the Chinese housing market showed more deterioration


And China has weighed on commodity suppliers like Chile, where growth is slowing

A slight decline in orders from China also slowed Taiwanese exports

Elsewhere in Asia, growth in Thailand returned after the May coup

And Japan continues to run deep trade deficits, in a departure from decades of policy

Meanwhile, in the US, inflation is still tame

…amid ongoing improvement in the housing sector

…and persistently weak wage growth

Across the pond, a similar slump in wages has kept British retail sales slow

…and even surging London house prices seemed to pause

Caution continues to reign in Europe, amid uncertainty in Ukraine and a deflation scare. Investors have snapped up government bonds in a rush for safety that has even pushed shorter maturity German bonds into negative territory.



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