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

US housing starts were less than thrilling in May



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


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


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


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


New Zealand’s economy charged forward in the first quarter


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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