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Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore, investing over $1 billion

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Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore, investing over $1 billion

Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore, investing over $1 billion
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook <FB.O> said on Thursday it will build its first data centre in Asia in Singapore, investing more than $1 billion.

"The 170,000 square metre data centre represents an investment of more than S$1.4 billion (788.35 million pounds),and will support hundreds of jobs and form part of our growing presence in Singapore and across Asia," it said in a statement.

($1 = 1.3744 Singapore dollars)

(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Writing by John Geddie; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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