EMCS conducts a monthly Consumer Confidence Survey (Malta) for the European Commission – August 2020 Following an upward spike in Consumer Confidence in July 2020, the overall consumer sentiment, which is a major indicator from a consumers’ perspective, started to deteriorate once again in August, based on research conducted by a leading business consultancy firm...
EMCS, an Advisory and Market Research firm, conducted a 6th research study, for the Times of Malta, through telephone interviews on locals’ perceptions and attitudes towards COVID-19. The research study was carried out between Tuesday 18th August and Friday 21th August 2020. In total 388 individuals aged 18 and over were interviewed, with data being...
In 2019, people at risk of poverty increased by 5.2%, whilst people living in a severely materially deprived household increased by 24.9% over the previous year. In view of this, Kurt Muscat, Senior Executive Advisory Services at EMCS states, “ When considering the result in poverty took place in a year (2019) where the Maltese...
EMCS Consumer Confidence Index The overall consumer sentiment continued to improve in July 2020, based on research conducted by EMCS – a leading consultancy and research firm – on behalf of the European Commission.  Due to this increase, the index shifted to positive territory.  The findings are based on a survey of 1000 randomly selected...
Following five days of discussions in Brussels, the European Council presented a balanced solution catering for the interests and positions of all Member States, amongst which Malta. The wide-ranging package combining the future Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and a specific Recovery effort under Next Generation EU (NGEU) sets Malta to receive more than € 2...