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The 11 most important charts of the week

Sure, it’s Jobs Friday, but lots of other chartable things happened in the global economy this week, too.

US payrolls are on a tear

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Oil prices actually rose a bit this week…

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…even though US oil supplies keep climbing

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So all eyes are on US auto sales, where growth is falling but still strong

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US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s preferred inflation measure fell

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South Korean trade is slowing down (especially imports)

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EU retail sales grew at their fastest pace since 2007

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Russian inflation climbed even higher

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Brazilian inflation is climbing too, though not so dramatically

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The National Bank of Denmark cut its key interest rate for the fourth time this year

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And the National Bank of Ukraine hiked its rate, which drove its currency crazy

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