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The Australia-Singapore business connection: May ‘13

The Australia-Singapore business connection: May ‘13

Australian bank Westpac is expanding in Asia. Image:

Tuesday 4 June 2013

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Welcome to our monthly wrap of business news linking Australia and Singapore.

Lowe, ComfortDelGro, Westpac and Tiger Airways were some of the companies that made headlines in May. Headlines included:

  • Global ad firm Lowe names Aussie to senior position in SG
  • ComfortDelGro expands Australian operations
  • Leading Singapore financial institution launches in Australia
  • Aussie fashion icon comes to Singapore
  • Westpac makes senior hire as part of Asian expansion
  • Tiger Airways appoints former Qantas exec to leadership role
  • Singapore-based hospitality group to focus on Australia

Descriptions and links to articles below:

Lowe names Singapore-based global planning director - 23 May 2013
International advertising agency Lowe and Partners has named Australian-born Allan Fraser-Rish as global planning director, based out of Singapore.,Lowe+names+Singapore-based+global+planning+director.aspx

ComfortDelGro expands operations in Australia - 20 May 2013
Singapore's ComfortDelGro Corporation is expanding its operations in Australia, announcing it's acquiring transport company Driver Group.

PhillipCapital Launches in Australia - 17 May 2013
Leading Singaporean financial house PhillipCapital has launched in Australia

Collette Dinnigan's Asian fashion assault - 16 May 2013
Australia's most internationally recognised fashion name, Collette Dinnigan, was on show in Singapore for the time as part of the city-state's fashion fiesta.

Westpac continues hiring spree - 15 May 2013
WESTPAC has named former JPMorgan banker David Koh as head of its Asia corporate and institutional banking division, to be based in Singapore.

Ex-Qantas man to lead Tiger Australia - 2 May 2013
Singapore-based Tiger Airways has picked a former Qantas man to turn its loss-making Australian unit around

Far East Hospitality woos Australian market - 1 May 2013
The Singapore-based Far East Hospitality Group has confirmed it will grow its focus on the Australian market as it unveiled a range of offers to stimulate interest in the brand.

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