The London-Kazakhstan connection

Google says it will spend $1bn to purchase its office building in London, Katie Martin explains why Ken Griffin selling a $1.2bn stake in his Citadel Securities is a big deal, and FT investigation correspondent, Tom Burgis, describes a British industry that caters to global elites who want to hide their wealth and manage their reputations. 


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Mentioned in this podcast:

Google bets on return to office with $1bn purchase of London building

Kazakhstan: violent clampdown highlights City of London’s lucrative role

Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities sells $1.2bn stake to Sequoia and Paradigm

Security talks with US and Nato ‘unsuccessful’, says Kremlin

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