Google relocates Australian AdWords customers

We’re 'upgrading' you from Ireland to Singapore

One of the anchor-tenants of what was formerly the Irish economic miracle, Google, is moving the administration of Australian AdWords customers to Singapore.

In what could be interpreted as a corporate bet on the future of Ireland’s low corporate taxes, the Chocolate Factory told Australian customers of the change on Tuesday.

In its e-mail to AdWords customers, Google said the Asia Pacific region is “expanding rapidly”, which is hardly surprising since this head-office edict will relocate roughly a billion dollars (Australian) of revenue in a matter of weeks.

The change also means that customer agreements will be with Google’s Singaporean outpost, a change which Google describes as an “upgrade”. ®

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