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The 10 most important economic charts of the week

By Melvin Backman

Lots of other chartable stuff happened in the global economy this week. Here’s your roundup:

Oil prices continued to climb.

So did US oil stockpiles.

German GDP growth is powering the euro zone.

Just look at Germany’s resilient trade, for example.

Greece continues to look healthier than it used to.

Sweden’s Riksbank cut rates and joined the bond-buying brigades.

China’s trade is shrinking

…and its inflation is falling.

US jobless claims are still low but ticked higher this week.

And there are more US jobs openings than anytime since 2001.