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Global Payment Gateways of the Future

Competition for consumers’ wallets is gathering pace as a result of the transformation of the payments ecosystem that is being driven by the introduction and adoption of contactless payment technology, multicurrency cards, changes in regulations, and the advancement of Internet retailing and...

Women Consumers, the Economy and Rising Food Prices

Women have long exercised great influence over household purchasing decisions. But how do women feel about the economy, and are their financial concerns affecting their shopping strategies? According to Nielsen’s fourth-quarter 2013 Consumer Confidence Index, the overall global confidence level...

Is the Swipe Replacing the Cha-Ching at the Cash Register?

For many, the answer is yes. In fact, one out of every two people around the world say their preferred payment method for daily spending is plastic rather than paper, according to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Saving and Investment Strategies. Collectively, more than half (54%) of respondents from...

Asia-Pacific Consumer Confidence Continues to Climb

Around the world, Asia-Pacific was the only region where consumer confidence increased quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013, rising one index point to 105, according to Nielsen’s latest Global Survey of Consumer Confidence. In six of 14 countries measured, consumer confidence...