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The 10 most important charts of the week

By Matt Phillips

US GDP was a peppier than previously thought, rising at a 4.6% annualized rate in the second quarter

US new home sales surged 18% in August, hitting a six-year high

The much-larger market for existing homes fell 1.8% in August

And weekly jobless claims continued to signal a strengthening of the labor markets

China’s manufacturing economy continued to expand in September, which was better than expected

But Goldman Sachs slashed its economic forecast for the country

Brazil’s unemployment rate ticked up to 5%, but remains quite low

Japan continued to have trouble generating inflation, an ongoing struggle for Abenomics

European business lending continued to contract (pdf)

Irish property prices continued to rebound, led by a surge in Dublin