Malaysian MasterCard holders spent US$67.1 million during the first weekend of the Malaysia Mega Carnival 2010, an increase of 34 per cent, when compared with US49.7 million spent during the first weekend of carnival last year.
MasterCard Worldwide, in a statement today, said the total number of transactions made by Malaysian cardholders increased nine per cent to 910,588.
Vice President and Senior Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, MasterCard Worldwide, Jim Cheah said the encouraging expenditure data reflected the increased consumers confidence among consumers in Malaysia.
"We hope this positive trend will continue and more shoppers will use their MasterCards to take advantage of the various privileges it offered this year," he added.
Source : Bernama
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