Big UK companies plan £10,000 pensions cap

Employers prepare to impose limit on workplace contributions

Merkel pledges support to prevent Brexit

Cameron to give keynote speech in Hamburg on Friday evening

Deutsche to launch buyback of its bonds

German bank seeks to reassure investors over its financial strength

The Independent paper to close in March

Move online follows sale of sister publication for £24m

Syria plan could be an echo of Ukraine

Diplomats fear that Moscow aims to cement the division of Syria

Rolls-Royce lauded for turnround progress

Shares surge on chief’s 2016 guidance despite dividend cut

Trail of broken trades forces a rethink

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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)

Rush to develop Zika vaccine

Industry response contrasts with slow reaction to Ebola outbreak

Gross, Pimco rivalry hinges on US economy

Investor pins hopes of beating former company on gloom

The Riversimple Rasa hydrogen-powered prototype

Rasa hydrogen car to start public trials

Car to be offered on mobile phone-style contract with monthly fee

First-time buyers spend £70k on rent

Years of high-cost renting prevents tenants saving for a deposit

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