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The most important 13 charts from a crucial week for the global economy

By Matt Phillips

British unemployment fell to its lowest since January 2009

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Chinese credit growth slowed in May, according to official data

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Crude oil prices rose, as security in Iraq deteriorated

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Australian unemployment seems to have topped out

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US consumer sentiment dropped a bit in June

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Brazilian retail sales grew in April, after falling sharply March

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US jobless claims rose, but still pointed to improvement

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US retail sales were soft, but not terrible

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New Zealand’s dollar jumped as the central bank raised rates

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US job openings hit a seven-year high in April

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Government spending ahead of elections helped first-quarter Turkish growth

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Greek deflation got worse in May

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US small business sentiment hit a post-crisis high 

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Italy’s economy shrunk slightly in the first quarter

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Israel’s economy slowed in the first quarter