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Visa Beijing

Visa credit, debit and prepaid card spending at the “Beijing 2008 Olympic Games” approached $10 million on August 8th, an 11% increase over one-year ago. Opening Days biggest Visa spenders were from USA, followed by Japan, Hong Kong SAR, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Visitors from these five locations accounted for more than half of all Visa card spend on August 8th. Visa and its client financial institutions in China also have installed more than 90,000 ATMs and signed up some 216,000 merchant locations or outlets throughout China to help prepare for the expected influx of international visitors this year and beyond. Visa has been a sponsor of the “Olympic Games” for 22 years, and is the exclusive card of the “Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.” For more information visit: “http://www.corporate.visa.com”:http://www.corporate.visa.com

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