SAN FRANCISCO — Visa International said last week that its member financial institutions have issued 42 million Visa-branded smart cards worldwide.

Europe continues to dominate Visa smart card growth, with some 34 million cards, followed by Asia Pacific with six million. Other regions, including the United States, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, account for two million.

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