Last week, MasterCard reported that its net income and revenue rebounded strongly in the October-December quarter as its overseas business continued to expand. The company is expanding most quickly in Latin America and the region that includes Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Outside the United States, the volume of cash moved in 2012 increased 23.5 percent on a U.S. dollar basis. That compares with growth of 9.7 percent inside the U.S., where MasterCard has been trying to gain a bigger share of the credit card market.
MasterCard shares ended regular trading up $2.86 at $523.55. Shares fell $1.16 to $522.39 in extended trading on Wednesday.
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