The global outlook series on the Payment Cards Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 21 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted include the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, UK, Australia, China and India among others. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 290 companies worldwide.