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THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Rates, crates, and cranes: The 10 most important economic charts of the week

A view of a construction site of a public residential apartment estate next to completed estates in Singapore.
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Putting it all together.
By Melvin Backman
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Rates

The Fed kicked the can on the first rate hike in nearly a decade

One of the biggest reasons for that decision is persistently low inflation

Switzerland’s central bank, running its own monetary experiment, stayed pat as well

Crates

Brazilian shoppers aren’t shopping

US retail sales growth is looking a little healthier

The euro zone had a another record trade surplus

Japan’s trade balance is looking shakier

Cranes

Chinese industrial production continues to slide

Euro zone industrial production continues to improve

US homebuilders are positively ecstatic

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