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May 30, 2018

All-In-One Daily Convenience and Rewards: Shop Online and Roam the City with Mastercard, HKTaxi and HKTVmall

Daily life in Hong Kong just got more hassle-free through cashless convenience

April 27, 2018

Hong Kong Retail Sales Strongest in Three Years: Mastercard SpendingPulse™

Local retail sales record 11.6 percent year-on-year growth in March

March 15, 2018

No Cash for Taxi? Use your Smartphones: Mastercard and HKTaxi Partner to Offer In-App Digital Payment for Taxi Rides

Now Hongkongers can pay safely and conveniently with in-app credit card payment

February 6, 2018

Mastercard sets sights on making EMV contact and contactless payments available everywhere 

Every cardholder across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa, will be able to tap their Mastercard or device in stores by 2023

December 19, 2017

Mastercard Index: Hong Kong Tracks Biggest Leap in Consumer Optimism in Asia Pacific

Jumps in optimism tracked across all of the Index’s economic indicators

September 26, 2017

Hong Kong Ranks In Asia Pacific’s Top 10 Most Visited Cities: Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

Asia Pacific spearheading travel tailwinds

September 1, 2017

Mastercard Announces New Leadership in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea

New division, consisting of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea, created to drive greater synergies

August 16, 2017

Neutral about the Future: Hong Kong Consumer Confidence Remains Stable

Confidence in the economy sees significant improvement while regular income prospects show some deterioration

August 3, 2017

Mastercard and PayPal Expand Partnership in Asia Pacific to Spur Mobile and Digital Commerce

Agreement will expand customer choice and enhance user experience across the region

July 27, 2017

Mastercard Expands QR Payments Choice in Hong Kong

Choice, Security, Convenience – QR Code Payments Complements Extensive Investment in Contactless Payments

July 20, 2017

Hong Kong Among World’s Stand Out Digital Economies

The Fletcher School and Mastercard unveil the Digital Evolution Index 2017, an in-depth look at technology adoption and the state of digital trust around the world

June 27, 2017

Hong Kong Retail Sales Rebounds After 21 Months of Negative Growth: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Local retail sales record 1.8 percent year-on-year growth in May

May 11, 2017

Hong Kong Claims Seventh Place in Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017

Bangkok remains top destination, Singapore leads in total visitor expenditure

April 26, 2017

Mastercard Enhances Hong Kong’s Mobile Payments Space with Samsung Pay Early Access Program

Mastercard cardholders in Hong Kong can now enjoy safe and convenient mobile payments with Samsung Pay

April 25, 2017

Hongkongers are Shopping on Smartphones More than Ever: Mastercard Survey

Secure payment facility remains essential for local consumers

April 10, 2017

Mastercard Partners with Macao Judiciary Police to Roll Out New Fraud- Fighting Device That Tackles Card Crime

World’s first device to accurately detect payment card fraud within 20 seconds

March 14, 2017

Mastercard Redefines Affluence for Asia Pacific

New suite of refreshed benefits aims to meet the evolving needs of Asia’s booming affluent population

January 23, 2017

Hongkongers Show the Second Highest Propensity to Travel in Asia Pacific

Hong Kong international outbound travel forecasted to reach 6.8 million trips by 2021

January 17, 2017

Biggest Leap in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong’s Consumer Confidence Improves Significantly

Stock market confidence showed strongest growth

October 20, 2016

Google Pay Goes Live in Hong Kong with Mastercard

Mastercard cardholders in Hong Kong can now pay securely and with convenience

September 29, 2016

Hong Kong Retail Sales Remain Subdued: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Growth remains negative for the thirteenth consecutive month

September 21, 2016

Mastercard Launches New Mobile App to Empower Small Businesses in Hong Kong

One-stop platform connecting buyers and suppliers to empower small businesses to succeed by making corporate payments faster, smarter, and more efficient

August 31, 2016

Lagging Behind in Asia Pacific: Consumer Confidence Remains Low in Hong Kong

Employment outlook contributed the most to the drop of the city’s confidence level

August 26, 2016

Weakness Persists in Hong Kong Retail Sales: Mastercard SpendingPulse

A 7.8 percent dip in retail sales year-on-year was recorded in July

August 01, 2016 No Respite Seen for Hong Kong Retail Sales: Mastercard SpendingPulse
July 25, 2016 Mastercard Updates its Iconic Logo and Brand Identity
July 20, 2016

Hong Kong a Top 20 Global Origin for Asia Pacific Destinations: Mastercard

Taiwan is Hongkongers’ favorite destination in Asia Pacific 

June 14, 2016

Mastercard Will Bring Apple Pay to Customers in Hong Kong

Plans to Offer the Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay

May 30, 2016

Hong Kong Retail Sales Weakness Persists: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Local retail sales contracted by 5.7 percent year-on-year in April

May 25, 2016

The Future of Payments is Now: Inaugural Innovation and Security Forum Reveals Latest Inoovations for the First Time in Hong Kong

Set to transform Hong Kong consumer experience by bringing more convenient, safer and seamless experiences to life

May 3, 2016

Hong Kong Records Worst Retail Sales Month Since 2014, Mastercard SpendingPulse Report Reveals

March report shows local retail sales plunged 18.5 percent year-over-year

March 30, 2016

Mobile Shopping Surges in Popularity: Two in Five Hongkongers Now Shop on Smartphones, Mastercard Survey Reveals

Secure payment facility remains priority for local consumers

March 23, 2016

Consumer Sentiment Declines: Hong Kong Shows Weakened Economic Confidence

The city sees the most substantial deterioration in stock market confidence in recent years

February 16, 2016

Hong Kong Claims Seventh Place in Mastercard’s Inaugural Asia Pacific Destination Index

The city stands out as the only Greater China destination among the Asia Pacific top 10