Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

£5.6bn acquisition would transform UK pensions industry

Google break-up plan emerges from EU

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance

Farage to target ‘dozens of seats’ in May

Ukip leader appeals to five Tory MPs to jump ship after poll win

Stocks gain on China cut, Draghi hint

Euro slides on dovish speech by ECB president

Uber struggles to get back on right road

Series of controversies raises questions about taxi app

Call to close short selling loophole

European lawmakers urge rethink on hedge fund anonymous bets

Brookfield makes move on City landmark

CityPoint deal comes after US investor’s rebuffed move on Canary Wharf Group

RBS made major error in stress test

State-backed lender asks accountants to check UK figures

US citizenship returns to tax Boris

Dual-national London mayor caught by reach of IRS

Premier Oil: Balmoral Floating Production Vehicle, North Sea, UK

Weak oil and tax revenues hit Osborne

Treasury concerned as figures disappoint despite buoyant economy

Fed eyes curbs on bank commodities trade

Regulator to propose rule in 2015 to address concern over risk

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Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Carl Djerassi: father of the contraceptive pill

The chemist-turned-novelist and playwright explains why he believes egg freezing is the future

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