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The seven most important economic charts of the week

By Melvin Backman
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Oil is…up?

Americans are paying a lot less for energy these days.

The Swiss National Bank went into negative interest-rate territory.

And the Central Bank of Russia spiked their rates in the middle of the night.

That’s why Russians are rushing to buy lots of stuff now.

The recovery in US housing starts slowed a bit.

China’s economy is bigger—a whole Malaysia’s worth—than it previously stated.

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