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BY THE NUMBERS

The 10 most important economic charts of the week

By Melvin Backman

The Federal Reserve (finally) raised the world’s most important interest rate

US consumer prices are still barely increasing, though core readings are looking healthier

British inflation is remains stubbornly low

Brazilian unemployment actually fell for once

The euro zone’s meteoric current-account surplus is stalling out

UK wage growth is losing steam

Russian retail sales continue to deteriorate

US crude oil supplies edged closer to a new record

Japanese trade continues to slow down

New Zealand’s economy had a nice burst of growth