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The 12 most important economic charts of the week

Oil prices stopped rising

…and US oil supplies kept climbing

US housing starts froze up in February

Russian retail sales are plummeting

Euro zone (headline) deflation is easing a bit

The UK’s unemployment continues to fall

The UK’s FTSE 100 index hit a record high

New Zealand’s GDP growth is carrying along nicely

The National Bank of Sweden cut interest rates even further below zero

Japan’s exports fell sharply

Turkish unemployment is rising

Chile’s GDP growth is evening out

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