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Bumps and lumps: The 10 most important economic charts of the week


American GDP growth is good, but not great

Britain’s GDP growth streak is the third-longest since 1955

South Africa’s trade balance has been positive two months in a row for the first time in a while

The European Central Bank made its financial lifeline a little longer…


…because Greek’s are yanking money out the banking system

The Central Bank of Brazil hikes interest rates again to stem inflation

US consumers got really glum all of a sudden

Japanese inflation continues to sag

European inflation remains ho-hum as well

American wages don’t appear to be rising as quickly as previously thought

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