March report shows local retail sales plunged 18.5 percent year-over-year Hong Kong, 3 May 2016 –Hong Kong retail sales in March recorded their worst performance in the history of the MasterCard SpendingPulse™ Hong Kong Report. Overall retail sales in Hong Kong contracted by 18.5 percent year-on-year, reflecting the deepest decline since 2014, the latest MasterCard …
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March report shows Australian total retail sales up on last year Sydney Australia, 27 April 2016 – MasterCard Advisors, a unit of MasterCard (NYSE: MA) has revealed the results of the March SpendingPulse™ report in Australia, showing total retail sales grew by 3.4 percent year-over-year. This is the 24th month of growth although its rate is …
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According to MasterCard’s Safety and Security Index, many shoppers still don’t feel confident when shopping online. In reality however, electronic payments offer much more protection than you might realize. Even though a sizeable number consumers feel concerned about the safety of online shopping and cashless payments, only a tiny fraction of shoppers have had negative experiences …
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Digital wallets have seen the fastest uptake amongst Singapore consumers with a four-fold increase over the last year Tweet: Consumers in #Singapore are among Asia’s top 3 adopters of #digitalwallets: #mobileshopping survey http://news.mstr.cd/1XLPAR2  Singapore, 24 February 2016 – With the 2016 Mobile World Congress currently ongoing in Barcelona, MasterCard’s latest Mobile Shopping Survey reveals that consumers …
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Inaugural report shows rise in Australian retail sales year-on-year in January Sydney, 23 February 2016 – MasterCard Advisors, a unit of MasterCard (NYSE: MA) announced today the launch of SpendingPulse™ in Australia, a report that provides a macroeconomic analysis of retail performance and spending. The report uses aggregated and anonymous transaction data, along with all …
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