In Good Company: Ch-indian bromance at Mastercard

Mastercard's co-presidents for the region - the China-born Ling Hai, and India-born Ari Sarker. Mr Ling runs the Mastercard business for Australasia and North-east Asia, and Mr Sarker focuses on South and South-east Asia. Both of them have seats on t
Mastercard's co-presidents for the region - the China-born Ling Hai, and India-born Ari Sarker. Mr Ling runs the Mastercard business for Australasia and North-east Asia, and Mr Sarker focuses on South and South-east Asia. Both of them have seats on the company's global management committee.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Now that Washington and Beijing have a phase one trade deal, Mastercard could be a beneficiary in China

These are good times for Mastercard, and they could get better.

The "technology company", as the world's No. 2 credit card and payment processing firm likes to style itself, is slated to report another stellar year in two weeks' time, after three fine quarters last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'Ch-indian bromance at Mastercard'. Print Edition | Subscribe