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The Australia-Singapore business connection: January '13

The Australia-Singapore business connection: January '13

Friday 1 February 2013 | ‘The month in business’ summarises some of what’s been happening in the Singapore business world with Australian links. In this, the first ever edition:

  • Australian competition regulator approves Virgin acquisition of Singapore-controlled Skywest
  • Melbourne-based company set to purchase stake in Singapore’s AAM Advisory
  • A prominent Australian law firm enters the Singapore market
  • Australian and Singaporean companies share placings in prestigious Chinese tech award
  • CPA Australia launches a new accounting program with e2i

Read on for more information and links for each story.

ACCC clears Virgin Australia's Skywest purchase
By a staff reporter, with AAP | January 31, 2013 - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regulator has approved the deal by which Virgin Australia acquires Singapore controlled WA airline Skywest. Read more at >>

Australia’s Easton acquires 20% stake in Singapore’s AAM Advisory
By Helen Burggraf | 29 January 2013 - Easton Investments Ltd, a Melbourne, Australia-based, Australian Securities Exchange-listed company, is purchasing a 19.9% stake in Singapore’s AAM Advisory, as it seeks to boost its presence in the booming Southeast Asian city-state. Read more at >>

Gadens enters growing Singapore market
By Olivia Collings | January 15, 2013 - Another Australian law firm has entered the burgeoning Singapore legal market. Gadens Lawyers has appointed former Clifford Chance counsel Marc Rathbone as managing partner of its new Singapore office, which opened on January 1. Read more at >>

Cisco APAC NetRiders 2012 Winners: China, Australia and Singapore
Cisco | January 9, 2013 – The teams from China, Australia and Singapore were declared winners at the prestigious annual Cisco Asia Pacific NetRiders 2012 skills competition held by the Cisco Networking Academy. Read more at >>

New path for mid-career professionals to join accounting industry
Channel NewsAsia | January 2, 2013 – Mid-career professionals without accounting work experience or accounting-related qualifications can now be hired and trained as accounts or audit professionals under a pilot programme run by the NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and professional accounting body CPA Australia. Read more at >>

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