The Group of Seven leaders are holding a summit in Japan

G7 leaders debate global economic risks

26 May G7 leaders have voiced concern about emerging economies as their host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made a pointed comparison to the global financial crisis eight years ago.

US initial jobless claims, a sign of the level of layoffs, dropped by 10,000 to 268,000 in the week ending May 21

US jobless claims head lower after surge

26 May New claims for US unemployment insurance fell for a second week in a row last week, confirming that an early May surge was probably not a signal of weakness in the jobs market.

Workers at the Chinon nuclear plant have joined the strike

French nuclear workers join strike action

26 May Power output in France fell by at least 5 gigawatts after members of the CGT union at utility EDF joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms, a union official said.

Morning business news with Adam Maguire

Morning business news - May 26

26 May A new €500,000 fund has been established to support the growing number of start-ups focused on technology for the financial sector.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

26 May A Prime office block in Dublin's IFSC that was bought three years ago by a fund controlled by Credit Suisse has doubled in value.

Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem hopes agreement can be reached in June

EU finance ministers divided on tax avoidance

25 May European Union finance ministers failed to agree new rules to counter tax avoidance and deferred until June a possible deal on clamping down on schemes by multinational companies to disproportionately reduce tax bills.