Goldman Office Evacuated After Fire

Financial News reports that Goldman Sachs was forced to close its Moscow HQ on Friday, after a fire broke out in the complex which houses the firm.

No one was is injured in the fire, which broke out on the 8th floor of the 15-storey building on Gasheka Street, although Goldman was forced to evacuate around 150 of its staff.

A preliminary probe has revealed that the building's insulation caught fire. Eyewitnesses said that 'hot chunks of melted plastic' were falling to the ground outside the building.

Goldman's staff are currently operating from back-up sites in the area, and telephone calls are said to be being routed through London Tuesday.

The Wall Street firm is said to share the complex with the likes of Citigroup, Fitch Ratings, Skadden Arps and an office of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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