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Monday, 17 July 2017

State authorities shutting down Ipsos Egypt

The Ismail government has ordered the closure of market research firm Ipsos’ Cairo office, citing workplace health and safety violations, according to Reuters. A spokesman for the Manpower Ministry confirmed the ministry had ordered Ispsos closed in a decree handed down on 20 June. The spokesman also says the authorities have not yet carried out the closure. Amr Qais, managing director at Ipsos, told Al Mal that they hadn’t received an order of closure, that the company is currently still operating as usual. He added that Ipsos adheres to the highest standards of safety in the workplace. An anonymous source from the company had told Reuters that the government’s claims are “false.” Ipsos runs audience testing and opinion polls on Egyptian television networks.

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