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Economists forecast fast growth in 2015

...projected much weaker in Europe and Japan. It forecast 1 percent growth in Japan and 1.2 percent growth in the European Union. China's growth was put at 7 percent for next year.The NABE forecasters, while concerned about global weakness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-08/economists-forecast-fast-g
Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

...better integrate into the global economy, intensify regional integration and lift millions out of poverty," said European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said the deal is now operational but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-27/diplomats-make-trade-deal-
Blighted harvest drives olive oil price pressures

...Alentejo region, the country's olive heartland. "It's a tough year."Olive oil is big business in southern European Union countries. They are the source of more than 70 percent of the world's olive oil, bringing export revenue of almost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/blighted-harvest-drives-ol
Advocates to push for federal ban on animal testing for cosmetics next year

...companies, such as Tri Tech Laboratories of Lynchburg, a custom manufacturer of personal care products.Last year, the European Union banned the sale of new cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals, and India introduced a similar ban.Sara...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-16/advocates-push-federal-ban
US trade deficit expands in September

...manufactures cheaper when they are exported, and American products more expensive in China.U.S. exports to the European Union also fell in September, decreasing 6.5 percent compared to August as several nations on that continent are grappling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/us-trade-deficit-expands-s
European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

WASHINGTON - The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region...next year.The outlook is better for the broader 28-nation European Union, which includes the United Kingdom, but still was downgraded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/european-union-cuts-econom
Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8B

...that, the service has no advertising.Facebook, which has its own mobile messaging app called Messenger, plans to keep WhatsApp as a separate service.The acquisition was approved by antitrust authority of the European Union on Friday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-06/facebook-closes-whatsapp-p
Scots reject independence in historic vote

...Scotland. It had also faced a possible loss of influence within international institutions including the 28-nation European Union and the United Nations.The decision also means Britain can avoid a prolonged period of financial insecurity that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-19/scots-reject-independence-hi
Drone stirs up political tension in Serbia

...incident aimed to destabilize the Balkans and "humiliate" Serbs, who are working toward trying to join the 28-nation European Union."Had someone from Serbia flown a 'Greater Serbia' flag in Tirana or Pristina, it would become an issue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-15/drone-stirs-political-tension-ser
China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe

...vehicles.Adding to complaints about automakers, a group of European auto components suppliers said in a report by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China this week that their control over distribution of components led to inflated prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/china-fines-audi-405-milli