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The most important nine charts of a giant week for the global economy

By Matt Phillips
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Worker remittances to Mexico, the world’s fourth-largest receiver, slowed

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US car sales soared, hitting a nine-year high

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Europe continued to flirt with deflation...

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…as euro zone unemployment ticked down to 11.7%

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…prompting the ECB to take unprecedented action, including introducing negative interest rates

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Italy’s terribly high unemployment showed signs of topping out at 12.6%

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Australia’s first-quarter GDP growth was surprisingly good

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Brazil’s stubbornly high inflation rose

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And the US recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession

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