Egypt orders shutting down of leading market research firm Ipsos

‘Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has ordered the closure of the renowned market research and consulting firm Ipsos over an alleged violation of workplace health and safety regulations.

A ministry decree, dated June 20, on shutting down the firm was made public by the North African country’s media late on Saturday and was further confirmed by a ministry official, who requested not to be named, adding that Cairo had not yet carried out the order.

“As of June 20, 2017, Ipsos Egypt for Consulting Services is to be shut down completely for not carrying out a natural disasters assessment and not making a contingency plan to protect the building and employees in case of a disaster,” the decree read.

The France-based global Ipsos carries out research on audience of the Egyptian television networks and provides the advertisers with the results.’

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