Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/05/google_relocates_oz_adwords_customers/

Google relocates Australian AdWords customers

We’re 'upgrading' you from Ireland to Singapore

By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Business, 5th April 2011 04:40 GMT

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”. ®