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

The Independent paper to close in March

Move online follows sale of sister publication for £24m

Stocks strive to rally after fraught week

Banks bounce while gold and Bunds suffer profit-taking

Rolls-Royce shares jump despite dividend cut

Engine maker makes first reduction in shareholder payout for 24 years

Cautious welcome for Syria ceasefire deal

Opposition warns US and allies that they must enforce agreement

IP Week parties reveal oil divide

Few are forecasting a quick return to higher prices

Trail of broken trades forces a rethink

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

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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