Fund managers adopt smart approach

Use of tracking strategy widens as it delivers solid results

Risks in buying Russian bonds on dips

Strategy has worked so far but chance of disruption is rising

Asia stocks subdued in thin trade

Yen slips as Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit

Barclays to wind down commodities arm

Exit from energy and metals business follows stricter regulation

Eurozone peripheral interest bills climb

Big deficits mean servicing debt remains costly

Alibaba’s worth is flotation teaser

Group’s value ahead of US IPO is anything from $80bn to $150bn

US regulators to monitor London swaps

Oversight may last until new EU rules come into effect

Will active managers benefit investors?

The hedgefundification of active management can be bewildering

Small shareholders’ rights to be boosted

FCA looks to protect London’s reputation as financial centre

Stocks gain as earnings and data please

S&P 500 has best week since July