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

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

US car sales soared, hitting a nine-year high

Europe continued to flirt with deflation...

…as euro zone unemployment ticked down to 11.7%

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

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

Australia’s first-quarter GDP growth was surprisingly good

Brazil’s stubbornly high inflation rose

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

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