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   Credit Cards- A Way of Life.....II-1
Market Snapshots.....II-1
Current & Future Analysis.....II-1
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   A Peek into Key Markets Worldwide.....II-2
Asia-Pacific: The New Mint.....II-2
Market Musings.....II-2
Fast Embracing Cashless Economy.....II-2
What the Future Holds.....II-2
The US – A Dominant Force.....II-2
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   Europe- Debit Card Rules.....II-3
What Makes UK Different?.....II-3
Latin America.....II-3
Quick Facts.....II-3
On an EMV Drive.....II-3
Financial Cards- A Global Perspective.....II-3
1$100
   Table 1: Global Cards Market (2005): Top 10 Markets Ranked by Cards in Circulation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
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   Intense Competition Prevails.....II-5
Brand Power.....II-5
Table 2: Global Financial Cards Market (2005): Market Shares by Leading Brands for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
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   Global Credit Card Majors: A Competitive Analysis.....II-6
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   Credit Cards- Marketing Strategies.....II-7
Rationale Behind the Promotional Offers.....II-7
EFTPOS – The Underlying Facts.....II-7
The Process .....II-7
Technology – Scaling Higher.....II-7
Expanding Horizons.....II-7
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   What are ICE Terminals?.....II-8
Technological Influence on the Market.....II-8
Credit Cards- Security Issues.....II-8
Factoids on EMV.....II-8
CVV- Ensuring Safe Internet Transactions.....II-8
1$100
   Cultural & Economic Factors- Impact on Credit Cards.....II-9
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   Credit Cards – An Evolutionary Scan.....II-10
Terminology – Getting Acquainted.....II-10
Credit Card Account.....II-10
All About Digits.....II-10
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   Credit Card Limit.....II-11
Magnetic Stripe.....II-11
Annual Fee.....II-11
Annual Percentage Rate.....II-11
Billing Cycle.....II-11
T-PIN / Telephone PIN.....II-11
AAA Merchant Account.....II-11
EMV/Europay-Mastercard-Visa Standards.....II-11
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   Luhn Formula.....II-12
Functional Aspects of Credit Cards.....II-12
Repayment- The Convenience Factor.....II-12
Types of Credit Cards.....II-12
Secured Credit Cards.....II-12
Business Credit Cards.....II-12
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   Balance Transfer Credit Cards.....II-13
Co-branded Cards.....II-13
Affinity Credit Cards.....II-13
Cash Back Credit Cards.....II-13
Reward Credit Cards.....II-13
Student Credit Cards.....II-13
Signing the Dotted Line – All it Takes.....II-13
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   E-Commerce. Getting to Know More.....II-14
Electronic Data Interchange – The Basic Crux .....II-14
Network Security Devices.....II-14
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   LG-SBI Card, A Novel Launch in the Consumer Appliance Category.....II-15
Wizard Home Loans Unveils Wizard Clear Advantage MasterCard.....II-15
American Express Launches Blue Sky and FreedomPass Credit Cards.....II-15
The Great Wall Platinum Visa Card from Bank of China .....II-15
Standard Chartered Launches Affinity Card.....II-15
Commerce Bank Introduces a New Card.....II-15
ICICI Bank Unveils Global Indian Credit Card.....II-15
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   Finance House and MCI Introduce a New Credit Card.....II-16
HVB Bank Rolls Out Four New Cards.....II-16
National Australia Bank Redefines Style Statements with ‘Mini ‘ Visa Card.....II-16
GE Consumer Finance and ExxonMobil Unveil New Credit Cards.....II-16
HDFC and Idea Offer Co-branded Products.....II-16
American Express RPM Credit Card Out in the Market.....II-16
ABN AMRO Brings Style and Substance to Credit Cards.....II-16
1$100
   NetBank Unveils MBNA Platinum Plus® Business Rewards and MBNA Platinum Plus®.....II-17
Travelers Delight with SKYPASS Visa Credit Cards.....II-17
BoatU.S. WorldPoints Platinum MasterCard, a Fresh Offering .....II-17
International Credit Card Services Hits Chinese Market.....II-17
NAB and Amex Unveil Ant Card .....II-17
JLP Unveils Partnership Card with HSBC.....II-17
MasterCard International Defines a New Style Statement.....II-17
Visa International and BOC Unveil Olympic Visa Card .....II-17
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   Citibank Bhd Unveils Cash Rebate Credit Card.....II-18
MasterCard International Announces New Technological Advancement.....II-18
New Credit Card from Maybank and American Express.....II-18
American Express Unveils Platinum Business Cards.....II-18
Disney's Visa Credit Card from Bank One.....II-18
Union Bank American Express Green-and-Gold Credit Cards Now in Pakistan.....II-18
A Novel Business Card from American Express.....II-18
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   MBNA Merges with Bank of America.....II-19
HSBC Finance to Acquire Metris Companies.....II-19
Morgan Stanley to Acquire Goldfish.....II-19
OCBC Joins Forces with Great Eastern Holdings .....II-19
Ixe Grupo Financiero in Joint Venture with MBNA.....II-19
Amex Ties up with RSB.....II-19
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   MUZO Inks a Deal with BAWAG Bank.....II-20
OCBC Bank Joins Hands with Krungthai Card.....II-20
ICICI Initiates Major Promotional Strategies.....II-20
AMEX and British Airways to Renew Partnership .....II-20
Deutsche Bank Adopts CAMS Software .....II-20
Mercedes-Benz Credit, Powered by Bank of America.....II-20
Citi Enters into an Exclusive Collaboration with US Chamber of Commerce and
  CitiBusiness® Credit Cards.....II-20
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   JCB to Enter China.....II-21
Vietnam Airlines, Vietcombank and AMEX Strike a Deal .....II-21
HSBC Acquires M&S Money.....II-21
American Express Inks Licensing Agreement with ICBC.....II-21
RBS Inks Agreement with People’s Bank .....II-21
New Credit Card Processing Program from CHA .....II-21
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   Auto Rental Insurance Now from Visa .....II-22
Check-in Process at Airports Made Easy.....II-22
Chinatrust in a Strategic Partnership with AMEX.....II-22
MicroStrategy Makes Processing Simpler.....II-22
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   Credit Card Providers.....II-23
American Express Company.....II-23
MasterCard International.....II-23
VISA USA Inc......II-23
Credit Card Issuers.....II-23
Bank of America.....II-23
1$100
   Barclays Bank (UK).....II-24
Capital One Financial Corporation.....II-24
Citibank (USA).....II-24
HSBC (UK).....II-24
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (USA).....II-24
Lloyds TSB Group (UK).....II-24
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   U.S. Bankcorp (USA).....II-25
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   Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-26

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown by Cards in Use for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-26
1$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Overview.....III-1
Current Scenario.....III-1
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   Table 5: US Market for Credit Cards (2004 - 2006): Market Shares by Leading Brands for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
Influence of Co-Branding in the US.....III-2
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   Table 6 : US Market for Co-branded Credit Cards (2004 - 2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Credit Cards – Their Strong Affinity with the US Customers.....III-3
On-Line Services – On the Threshold of a New Benchmark.....III-3
Small Business Credit Cards – A Potential Segment.....III-3
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   US Opens Doors to RFID technology.....III-4
Product Launches.....III-4
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   Strategic Developments.....III-52$150
   Focus on Select US Players.....III-7
American Express Company.....III-7
MasterCard International.....III-7
VISA USA Inc......III-7
1$75
   Bank of America.....III-8
Capital One Financial Corporation.....III-8
Citibank.....III-8
GE Money.....III-8
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.....III-8
U.S. Bankcorp .....III-8
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-9
Table 7: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-9
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-10
Market Snapshots.....III-10
Personal Loans – Their Popularity.....III-10
Brand Status.....III-10
Table 8: Leading Credit Card Brands in Canada (2004-2006): Percentage Market Shares (*) for MasterCard and Visa.....III-10
Current & Future Analysis.....III-10
Focus on Select Players.....III-10
Citigroup.....III-10
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   MBNA Canada.....III-11
RBC Royal Bank.....III-11
TD Canada Trust.....III-11
B. Market Analytics .....III-11
Table 9: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-11
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-12
Market Snapshots.....III-12
Current & Future Analysis.....III-12
Japan Credit Bureau - A Key Credit Card Provider.....III-12
B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 10 : Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-13
A Sneak Preview.....III-13
Sketching the Consumer Credit Market in Europe.....III-13
Current & Future Analysis.....III-13
Product Launch.....III-13
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   Strategic Developments.....III-141$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 11 : European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
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   Table 12: European 10-Year Perspective for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown by Cards in Use for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-17
A Different Market on the Whole.....III-17
Current & Future Analysis.....III-17
B. Market Analytics.....III-17
Table 13: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
Market Watch.....III-18
Current & Future Analysis.....III-18
Competitive Landscape.....III-18
Table 14: German Market for Credit Cards (2005): Market Shares by Leading Issuers for KarstadtQuelle, Bankgesellschaft Berlin, Deutsche Bank, Barclaycard, Citibank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
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   Citibank Vs Barclaycard – A Face Off.....III-19
Brand Positioning.....III-19
Table 15 : Leading Brands in the German Credit Cards Market (2004 - 2006): Percentage Market Shares (*) for MasterCard and Visa.....III-19
B. Market Analytics.....III-19
Table 16 : German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-20
Consumer Credit Market in Italy.....III-20
Table 17 : Leading Credit Card Brands in Italy (2004-2006): Percentage Market Shares (*) for Master Card and Visa.....III-20
Current & Future Analysis.....III-20
Strategic Development.....III-20
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 18 : Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-22
Market Snapshots.....III-22
Table 19 : Leading Credit Card Issuers in UK (2004 - 2006): Market Shares for Barclaycard, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22

Table 20 : Leading Brands in UK Credit Cards Market (2004 - 2006): Percentage Market Shares (*) for MasterCard and Visa.....III-22
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   Dating Back and the Present.....III-23
Few Startling Facts.....III-23
Consumers Turn Tech Savvy.....III-23
Protection Cells for Credit Cards.....III-23
Current & Future Analysis.....III-23
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   Product Launch.....III-24
Focus on Select Players.....III-24
Barclays Bank.....III-24
HBOS Plc.....III-24
HSBC.....III-24
Lloyds TSB Group.....III-24
Royal Bank of Scotland.....III-24
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-25
Table 21 : UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-26
Market Snapshots.....III-26
Current & Future Analysis.....III-26
Focus on Select Players.....III-26
BBVA.....III-26
La Caixa.....III-26
1$75
   Santander Central Hispano.....III-27
B. Market Analytics.....III-27
Table 22 : Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-28
Current & Future Analysis.....III-28
Market Snapshots.....III-28
Table 23 : Leading Credit Card Issuers in Russia (2005): Percentage Market Shares for RSB, OVK Group, DeltaBank, Alfa Bank and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
1$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-29
Table 24 : Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-30
Market Overview.....III-30
Current & Future Analysis.....III-30
Select Regions at a Glance.....III-30
Turkey.....III-30
Market Snapshots.....III-30
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   Table 25 :Consumer Credit Market in Turkey (2005): Percentage Share by Credit Type for Credit Cards, Auto Finance, Housing Loans and Other Loans (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
Competitive Scenario.....III-31
Table 26 : Leading Credit Cards Issuers in Turkey (2005): Percentage Market Shares for Yapl Kredi, Garanti, Isbank, Akbank and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
Current & Future Analysis.....III-31
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   Table 27 : Turkey Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32
Portugal.....III-32
Active Participation by Millenium BCP.....III-32
Table 28 : Leading Credit Card Issuers in Portugal (2005): Percentage Market Shares for Millenium BCP, Caixa Geral de Depositos, BES, BPI and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32
Current & Future Analysis.....III-32
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   Table 29 : Portuguese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
Switzerland.....III-33
Current Scenario.....III-33
Current & Future Analysis.....III-33
Table 30 : Switzerland Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010.....III-33
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   Greece.....III-34
Market Review.....III-34
Romania.....III-34
Ireland.....III-34
Strategic Development.....III-34
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   Focus on Select Players.....III-35
AIB Group (Ireland).....III-35
Bank of Ireland (Ireland).....III-35
Permanent TSB (Ireland).....III-35
B. Market Analytics.....III-35
Table 31: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-36
Market Snapshots.....III-36
Current & Future Analysis.....III-36
Consumer Credit - A Brief Insight.....III-36
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   Table 32 :Consumer Credit Market in Asia (2005): Percentage Shares by Credit Type for Corporate Loan, Mortgage Loan, Credit Card and Other Types of Consumer Loans (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
Retail Market in Asia-Pacific.....III-37
Promotional Activities.....III-37
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   Changing Dimensions.....III-38
Focus on Key Markets.....III-38
China .....III-38
Market Snapshots.....III-38
Credit Opportunities in the Domestic Circle.....III-38
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   China UnionPay – A Quick Glance.....III-39
Taiwan.....III-39
Australia.....III-39
Embracing Credit All the Way.....III-39
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   Table 33 : Leading Credit Card Brands in Australia (2005): Percentage Market Shares for MasterCard and Visa.....III-40
India.....III-40
India – A Credit Paradise.....III-40
Table 34 : Leading Credit Card Issuers in India (2005)- Percentage Market Shares for ICICI, Citibank, StanChart, SBI, HDFC, HSBC and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
1$150
   What the Future Holds.....III-41
The Rise of a New Indian Stalwart.....III-41
Brand Positioning.....III-41
Consumer Credit – Gaining Popularity.....III-41
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   Promotional Activities Adding Fuel.....III-42
Will the Economy Support in the Long Run?.....III-42
Overview on Regulatory Bodies.....III-42
Focus on Select Indian Majors.....III-42
HDFC Bank.....III-42
ICICI.....III-42
SBI Card.....III-42
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   Malaysia.....III-43
An Insight into the Market Players.....III-43
Cards Market in the Recent Years.....III-43
Competitive Landscape.....III-43
1$75
   Focus on Select Malaysian Majors.....III-44
AMFB.....III-44
Hong Leong.....III-44
MBf Card Services.....III-44
Indonesia.....III-44
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   Points of Interest.....III-45
Singapore.....III-45
Market in the Early Part of the New Decade.....III-45
Thailand.....III-45
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   Table 35 :Leading Credit Card Issuers in Thailand (2005): Percentage Market Shares for AEONTS, SCB, KTC, Kbank and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
Tunisia.....III-46
Vietnam.....III-46
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   Product Launches.....III-472$150
   Strategic Developments.....III-491$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-50
Table 36 : Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards - by Geographic Region for China, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$150
   Table 37 : Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown by Cards in Use for China, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-52
Outlook.....III-52
Table 38 :Leading Credit Card Providers in Latin America (2005)- Percentage Market Share for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52
Focus on Select Markets.....III-52
Brazil.....III-52
Changing with the Times.....III-52
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   Table 39 : Leading Credit Card Issuers in Brazil (2005): Percentage Market Shares for Credicard, Bradesco, Banco Itau, Banco do Brasil, Unibanco and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
Dating Back to 2003.....III-53
Table 40 :Consumer Credit Market in Brazil (2003): Percentage Share Breakdown by Credit Type for Personal Loans, Credit cards, Mortgages and Other Credit Types (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
The Smart Way to Pay.....III-53
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   Argentina.....III-54
Market Highlights.....III-54
Mexico.....III-54
Gearing Up.....III-54
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   Set to Break the Jinx.....III-55
Comparing Brands.....III-55
Chile Vs Mexico.....III-55
Peru.....III-55
The Tussle Continues.....III-55
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   Focus on Select Players.....III-56
Banco de Chile (Chile).....III-56
Banco Falabella(Chile).....III-56
Banco Santander Santiago (Chile).....III-56
Banco de Credito del Peru (Peru).....III-56
B. Market Analytics.....III-56
Table 41 : Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards - by Geographic Region for Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-56
1$150
   Table 42 : Latin America 10-Year Perspective for Credit Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown by Cards in Use for Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-58
Middle East & North Africa.....III-58
UAE – The Pick of Middle East.....III-58
South Africa.....III-58
Issues of Concern.....III-58
Product Launches.....III-58
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-59
Table 43 : Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Credit Cards with Annual Number of Cards in Use in Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59
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