The seven most important economic charts of the day

US claims for unemployment benefits tumbled to lows not seen since 2006.

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China’s industrial economy showed signs of an upturn.

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South Korean economic growth slowed slightly in the second quarter.

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Japan’s trade deficit came in worse than expected, in what’s become an ongoing problem for Abenomics.

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US new home sales disappointed, though prices are up 5.3% over the last year.

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After an epic bust, Ireland’s real-estate market is picking momentum, especially in Dublin.

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The jobless rate in Brazil’s largest city remain low, but work stoppages at the national statistics agency delayed complete national data.

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