Google shows faith in office with $1 billion London deal

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Google shows faith in office with $1 billion London deal

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is trading down 2.01% at 2771.74

Tech giant Google has spent $1 billion to buy a central London building where it is currently a tenant, showing its confidence in the future of the office as a place to work, the company said on Friday.

Google, which employs 6,400 people in Britain, plans a multi-million-pound refurbishment of its offices within the Central Saint Giles development it is buying, close to Covent Garden in central London.

“We have been privileged to operate in the UK for nearly 20 years, and our purchase of the Central Saint Giles development reflects our continued commitment to the country’s growth and success,” said Ruth Porat, CFO of Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL).

Google plans to refit the building so it is adapted for in-person teamwork and has meeting rooms for hybrid working, as well as creating more space for individuals.

The new refurbishment will also feature outdoor covered working spaces to enable work in the fresh air, the company said.

Google said it would eventually have capacity for 10,000 workers at its UK sites, including one being developed in the nearby King’s Cross area of London.

On technical fronts Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) RSI stood at 28.79 and currently stock is trading below all MA. So, SELL position can be taken with following target and stoploss:

TRADE SIGNAL – : Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) – SELL: 2771.74, TARGET: 2738.57, STOP LOSS : 2840.39

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