CHARTBOOK

The most important 11 charts from a humdrum week of economic data

US housing starts were less than thrilling in May

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US consumer price index inflation picked up, as food prices surged

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Japan logged its 23rd consecutive monthly trade deficit

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In April, London home prices were up 19% over the prior year

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The US current account deficit widened, as America continued buying more than it sells

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Chinese housing prices fell in May, as worries around the overbuilt sector mounted

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The Fed moved its dots around, suggesting interest rates could start to rise in 2015

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European auto sales rose, implying gradual improvement in consumer mood

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New Zealand’s economy charged forward in the first quarter

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US jobless claims fell to 312,000, in a good sign for the June jobs report.

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Canadian inflation hit a two-year high, thanks to energy costs.

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