Kenya – February 12, 2018: The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are turning to online retail outlets to purchase their Valentines gifts, with a 183 percent increase in the number of e-commerce transactions taking place from 2015 to 2017. Created by analysing credit, debit and prepaid transactions across the past three Valentine periods …
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Looking to win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Try ‘date night’ experiences or romantic getaways February 12th, 2018 – South Africans continue to say “I love you” by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50 percent since 2015, with the number of transactions up …
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Mastercard SpendingPulse shows a significant increase in retail spending in December 2017 as consumers benefit from a stronger Rand and lower inflation Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 February 2018 – Mastercard SpendingPulse today reports that South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8 percent year-on-year after …
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Mastercard invites female entrepreneurs to apply and turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality  Johannesburg, 30 January 2018 – Are you an ambitious young woman with dreams of becoming an entrepreneur? Mastercard invites you to turn your aspirations into a reality by applying to take part in the JA South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme. Open …
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  Mastercard and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Power Africa Initiative Announce Powerful New Public-Private Coalition Davos, Switzerland – January 24, 2018 – Mastercard and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the launch of a public-private coalition that will bring together technology, solutions and experience from multiple sectors to transform refugee …
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