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Consumer confidence picks up across Asian markets

Consumer confidence has picked up across Asia-Pacific markets as concerns about slow growth lessen in the region, according to the latest MasterCard Worldwide Index for Consumer Confidence. Consumers in the region remain most optimistic in the markets of India (82.1 Index points), mainland China (77.4), Vietnam (77.2) and Thailand (75.8), while the least optimistic markets are Japan (23.6), Taiwan (25.7) and Australia (39.2).