Glaxo plants a flag in Singapore with CEO Witty on hand

SINGAPORE--GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) planted its flag in Singapore to build on a close relationship with the government of the wealthy city-state where CEO Andrew Witty worked and lived earlier in his career with the U.K. drugmaker. The move also follows two damaging years in China linked to a 2013 bribery scandal that rippled in the past week with the firing of more than 100 employees in the country linked to compliance breaches. Last year in October, Witty shuffled key lieutenant and Singapore-based Abbas Hussain to the post of president at Global Pharmaceuticals. Story