Today, ttela.se has published three interesting Saab-related articles. The first is an interview with Swade, as he spent the last week in Sweden to say farewell to friends and, this is my impression, to the Saab factory.
The article is well written, but the title is a little bit confusing.
“I have given up hope”
Because of that Swade has written a clarification on his own blog Swadeology.
And this is what he says about the title of this article.
This is not referring to Saab. People who read further into the article will see that I personally do not hold any great hopes of working for Saab again myself, which is the situation the headline should refer to.
I wanted to transport this clarification to Saabsunited, because he is a (the) very important person in the Saab community and I don’t want that people start spreading rumours about him here.
It looks like TTela has noticed the misunderstanding, and today they have updated the article with some footage of the interview.
The second one is about Riksgälden (NDO) and EIB. The Swedish national debt office has paid back Saab’s EIB loan. Why have they done it now?
The prerequisite for the EIB to grant the loan to Saab Automobile was the Swedish government gave its guarantee to pay if the situation was such that it could not repay. When Saab went into bankruptcy Debt Office began the administrative procedure prior to the payment to the EIB.
The good thing about this is that no prospect owner of Saab will have to negotiate any matter with the EIB, which was quite complicated in 2011. The bad thing is, Saab Parts AB and Saab Tool AB where the collateral for that loan, which means that NDO could seek out its claims, splitting those two companies from Saab Automobile. But for the time being, they want to endorse the sale of the whole Saab Automobile as one packet.
The question of a sale is among the receivers. We are for a sale of the whole and have not had occasion to reconsider this view.
And after hearing many things about Brightwell, now is time for Youngman once again.
According to ttela.se Youngman will be in Stockholm on monday to meet the receivers. This time not only Rachel Pang coming to Sweden, her father pang Quingnian is also coming to Sweden, which shows that this meeting is more important for Youngman this time.
I don’t want to be arrogant, but I want to say something about the Turkish press. I remember the articles in the Russian press saying that Saab did belong to Mr. Antonov, and articles in the Chinese press saying that Youngman owned the phoenix platform. China and Russia are proud nations and the national press did exaggerate some aspects of the Saab deals. Well I’m getting the impression that the Turkish press is also being a little bit too optimistic about Brightwell and Saab.