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March’s month-on-month Consumer Retail Barometer Asia-Pacific composite figures fell largely on the back of a decrease in consumer confidence in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, and a decrease in retail business sentiment in Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and India. Within the specific barometer components: Consumer confidence fell in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, while increasing in Taiwan …
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Mastercard launched the Pune Edition of WomenInTech forum in association with technology companies, industry experts, NGOs, Government, and academia in the city. The forum will work towards developing interventions to increase the participation of girls and women in science and technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related careers in the region. PUNE – March 27, …
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Regional Partnership Will Create Stronger Digital Foundation to Spur eCommerce Growth Singapore – 22 March, 2019 – Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping and selling platform, and Mastercard today announced a five-year partnership to grow the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia (SEA). This comes as Lazada is committed to delivering the best eCommerce offerings that …
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Wallet loading is now easier than ever on the bKash app, with Mastercard and Southeast Bank Dhaka, 12 March 2019 – bKash, the largest Mobile Financial Service (MFS) provider in Bangladesh, has launched a new service on its app which will enable all bKash app users to add money from their Mastercard branded debit, credit or …
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Each indicator data point is converted to a score which reflects its value (+ve/-ve sentiment in the case of the first 2 indicators or +ve/-ve growth in the case of the later 2 indicators) and change (higher or lower compared to the previous period). Aggregation to the Asia Pacific regional level is by simple arithmetic …
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Auckland – 14 February 2019 – Kiwi shoppers are embracing spontaneity this year, with nearly a third of people (29%) purchasing last minute romantic gifts on Valentine’s Day. The annual “Mastercard Love Index”, created by analysing credit, debit and prepaid card transactions over a three-year period (11th-14th February 2016-18) has revealed whilst sentimental spending has …
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The latest findings from the Mastercard annual study shows Asians are spending 33 percent more on their Valentine than in 2016 to create the perfect romance Singapore – 13 February 2019 – Whoever said Asians are not romantic may now have to sing a different tune. The 2019 “Mastercard Love Index” reveals that Asia Pacific …
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