Egypt or­dered clo­sure of Ip­sos of­fice in Cairo

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Egypt’s man­power min­istry or­dered the clo­sure of lead­ing mar­ket re­search firm Ip­sos’s Cairo of­fice, cit­ing work­place health and safety vi­o­la­tions, a min­istry de­cree dated June 20 showed. The de­cree was made pub­lic by lo­cal me­dia late on Satur­day. The spokesman con­firmed its au­then­tic­ity to Reuters. He said Cairo lo­cal au­thor­i­ties had not yet car­ried out the or­der. Ip­sos, a global mar­ket re­search firm head­quar­tered in France, con­ducts au­di­ence re­search for Egyp­tian tele­vi­sion net­works. Ip­sos of­fi­cials in France and Egypt were not im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment.

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