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ECONCHARTS

The 10 most important economic charts of the week from the Americas, Asia, and Europe

Americas

US retail sales are improving after a winter chill

The country’s small businesses are feeling more optimistic (especially on wages)

US job openings are at the highest monthly level on record

Brazilian prices are rising at the fastest pace since 2003

Asia

Japanese first-quarter GDP was far better than initially thought

Chinese trade continues its slump

South Korea cut interest rates to a new record low

Indian industrial production is perking up

Europe

Germany continues running a huge trade surplus

Greece just hit its 27th consecutive month of deflation

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