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Stocks, flows, and woes: The 10 most important economic charts of the week


US crude stockpiles are growing again.

China’s foreign exchange reserves are still shrinking.


Germany’s trade surplus became a little less huge.

Japan’s current account surplus got a little bit larger.

America’s trade deficit got a boost from the new iPhone.

Taiwan’s iPhone export boost is now behind it, unfortunately.

Euro zone retail sales growth is looking pretty solid.


Inflation is slowing but still sky-high in Russia…

…and in Brazil.

Switzerland has the opposite problem.

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