American Express Co. said it is consolidating 13 customer service operation centers in Asia into one in Sydney, Australia, by the end of this year.

The $300 million center will serve customers in nearly every Asian country, including Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India, and Pakistan.

Sydney was chosen because of its large Asian population. Customer service representatives will speak about 13 languages, including, English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

CAPITOL BANK is sending applications to each Madison bus- iness with Capitol in its name.

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