U.S. inflation rears its ugly head as global cycle nears danger zone

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The trigger for the next global recession is at last coming into view after a series of loud distractions and false alarms.

The Atlanta Federal Reserve's gauge of "sticky-price" inflation in the United States soared to a post-Lehman peak of 3 percent in February. This index is a "pure" measure of core inflation -- the underlying story once the noise is stripped out.

The Cleveland's Fed's "median consumer price index" jumped to 2.9 percent, with big rises are in medical services, housing rents, car insurance, restaurants, hotels, women's clothing, jewelry, and car hire. This is the long-feared inflexion point we all forgot about in those halcyon days of deflation, now just a fond memory. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/15/aep-us-inflation-rears-it...



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