Research & Reports

Meaningful insights and intelligence

Explore new data and analysis from the markets, businesses, and people we support.

Travel
Recovery Insights: Ready for Takeoff?

After flights were grounded and travelers stayed home in 2020, several emerging trends are pointing to the start of a recovery in 2021. Learn what’s happening around the world now and into the future.

Internet of Things
How IoT will Shape the Future of Payments

This whitepaper is a joint report with GO-NET, highlighting the benefits that IoT payments can bring to consumers as well as the potential challenges that lie ahead in processing those payments.

Consumer
Mastercard Asia Pacific Consumer Retail Barometer

Mastercard's Asia Pacific Consumer Retail Barometer provides a snapshot of consumer confidence, retail business sentiment, retail sales growth and credit card expenditure around the region.

Innovation
New Research: Has COVID-19 Changed Innovation?

A Mastercard and Harvard Business Review survey of 1,800 business leaders and 10,000 consumers globally reveals what truly defines innovation today and how businesses can spark it – in year two of the pandemic and beyond.

Innovation
Digital Intelligence Index: APAC Economies Lead

Singapore tops the 2020 DII ranking as one of the most innovative and dynamic economies in the world. What do Hong Kong SAR, South Korea and Taiwan have in common with Singapore as global stand outs? High levels of talent, active R&D collaboration and strong records of creating digital products for a start.

COVID-19
Navigating COVID-19: Sailing Against the Wind

This report from Mastercard Data & Services reveals how businesses in six sectors in Asia Pacific are using data analytics to chart their course back to recovery.

TRAVEL
ASEAN Travel Readiness Report

With travel and tourism bearing the brunt of COVID-19, this report offers insights on the effects on household finances, recovery trajectories, and recommended courses of action that apply to any destination, region or business.

Sustainability
Sustainability Report: Doing Well by Doing Good

Sustainability is at the heart of who we are as Mastercard, how we run our business and support our communities and environment. This report outlines our progress towards building a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy.

Future of Work
Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

Mastercard's annual Index tracking the progress of women in business revealed that seven economies in Asia Pacific are among the top 20 worldwide that are most conducive to women’s entrepreneurship. See why they stand out and how women’s lives have been disproportionally disrupted by the pandemic.