UK focuses on national security in EU poll

PM links Britain’s membership to the fight against Isis

Big UK companies plan £10,000 pensions cap

Employers prepare to impose limit on workplace contributions

Banks fight to regain investor confidence

European and US groups stage strong rally after tumultuous week

Mini-brains spark drug testing revolution

Aim is to replace animals in pharmaceuticals research

The Independent paper to close in March

Move online follows sale of sister publication for £24m

UK ‘outers’ aim to tap Trump’s rocket fuel

Foot soldiers fighting to leave EU echo anti-elite mood of US race

Syria plan could be an echo of Ukraine

Diplomats fear that Moscow aims to cement the division of Syria

CATALINA ISLAND, CA - MAY 30: Musician Kip Moore performs during Whatever, USA on May 30, 2015 in Catalina Island, California. Bud Light invited 1,000 consumers to Whatever, USA for a weekend full of unexpected concerts, classes, adventures and more from May 29-31. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Bud Light)

Rolls-Royce lauded for turnround progress

Shares surge on chief’s 2016 guidance despite dividend cut

Uber picks up $200m from Fridman

Taxi-booking app is looking to raise as much as $2.1bn

Trail of broken trades forces a rethink

The bets that show how certainties have crumbled in the past six weeks

Rush to develop Zika vaccine

Industry response contrasts with slow reaction to Ebola outbreak

Comment & Analysis

Banking turmoil: A rout for rationality

This week’s fierce sell-off had no clear catalyst. Bright news is needed for confidence to return

The general view on Kings road, Chelsea, where a new cross rail station is proposed.
©Charlie Bibby

Only tenants truly live the London dream

Renting has given me the freedom to live in areas that should be beyond my means

Short sellers eye London property stocks

There is trouble ahead for high-end property developers

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