Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande held talks in Riga with Alexis Tsipras hoping to speed up the resolution of the Greek debt crisis

Greeks becoming impatient over debt negotiations

22 May Greeks have expressed growing impatience and anxiousness over endless negotiations, following a meeting of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the leaders of France and Germany in Riga.

David Cameron backs staying in the EU as long as he can secure reforms such as controlling migration

Cameron expects ups and downs in EU negotiation

22 May British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun his campaign to persuade European leaders to make changes to the European Union before he holds a referendum to decide whether Britain should stay in or quit the bloc.

Gasoline prices fell in the United States having risen in March

US consumer prices moderated in April

22 May US consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures.

Mario Draghi said a cyclical recovery alone would not solve Europe's problems

Draghi calls for economic reforms in euro zone

22 May The president of the ECB has called on euro zone countries to reform their economies, warning that future growth, in the face of entrenched unemployment and low investment, will be modest.

Mitsubishi Motors is recalling about 100,000 cars in Japan and 412,000 internationally

Further car recalls by Mazda and Mitsubishi

22 May Japan's Mazda Motor Corp, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp have said they will recall about 710,000 more cars equipped with air bag inflators made by parts supplier Takata Corp.

Morning business news with Conor Brophy

Morning business news - May 22

22 May There were 132 merger and takeover deals completed and disclosed by Irish companies during the first quarter of the year, while almost one in three female directors surveyed by the Institute of Directors say a glass ceiling still exists in Irish business.

Today in the press

Today in the press

22 May US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 survey published today.

Richard Bruton described the drop in unemployment to 9.9% by the end of March as a milestone

Job inequality remains across regions - Bruton

21 May Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, has described the drop in unemployment figures to below 10% for the first time in seven years as a milestone but acknowledged employment inequality remains across regions.

Lenovo acquired Motorola from Google as part of a plan to diversify away from PCs and laptops

Lenovo revenue jumps 20%, profit up slightly

21 May China's Lenovo said revenue rose 20% in its past fiscal year, helped by its purchase of Motorola last year as the PC maker diversifies into the smartphone market, but net profit growth slowed to just 1%.