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The 35 economic charts from May you really should see

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Japanese inflation shot higher in April, thanks to the impact of tax hikes

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South Africa’s GDP shrank, amid contraction in the mining sector

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Korean exports drove another massive current account surplus in April

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Ireland’s real estate rebound continued, with April property prices up 8.5%

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 German manufacturing orders shrank sharply in March

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Germany’s job market was surprisingly weak in May

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European banks cut lending further, a major drag on growth

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French unemployment hit another record

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Brazil’s economy eked out 0.2% growth in the first quarter

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US consumer sentiment slipped in May, with a gloomy view on wage growth

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India’s economy remained sluggish, amid the worst slowdown in decades

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US first-quarter growth worse than first thought, but markets shrugged it off

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Japanese machinery orders 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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Weekly claims data showed US job market momentum continues

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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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Russia’s trade surplus jumped in March, as imports collapsed

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April US retail sales slowed down after a big March jump

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US small business optimism hit a post-crisis high

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UK unemployment hit a five-year low

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Euro zone first-quarter GDP growth was disappointing

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US student debt continues to grow

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…But Americans are still avoiding credit card debt

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Japanese first-quarter GDP grew sharply

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Brazilian retail sales shrank outright in March

US housing starts jumped, with gains in apartment building

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US inflation rose, on higher gas and food prices

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…Amid sharp increases in some items, such as beef

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In April the US crept closer—within 120,000 jobs—to recovering all the jobs lost during the Great Recession

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