Google to build data centres in Singapore, HK, Taiwan

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Google to build data centres in Singapore, HK, Taiwan

Pumps at least $US200 million into region.

Google said on Wednesday that it will begin building data centres in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which will be operational within one-to-two years once construction begins.

Investment in the data centres in Hong Kong and Taiwan would exceed $US100 million each, the Internet search company said in a statement.

It did not give a figure for the Singapore centre.

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Google added that it would hire up to 20 staff at the Hong Kong and Taiwan centres.

The announcement came after renewed speculation in recent months over whether Google planned to build a data centre in Australia.

The internet giant was known to have maintained a small Australian cache in Sydney.

(Reporting by Lee Chyen Yee and Huang Yuntao; Editing by Chris Lewis).

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