Wednesday Evening Business Snippets

Bad news first: 99 employees sacked from Lear. As notified in May, 99 employees are now let go from Lear. Lear is the supplier of seats to Saab.

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Other news services are picking up rumors that Saab are in the process of receiving a bridge loan from a major European bank.

Saab near loan to avoid bankruptcy reports Financial Post:

With the new financing Saab aims to pay suppliers and then restart production in a few weeks, the people said.

No official comment from Saab yet.

Thanks Stefan H and John for the tip

Morning Snippets: Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Day

On the day of the Annual Shareholder’s meeting in Holland, there’s reason for cautious optimism of production starting back up in about a week. But first Victor Muller faces a firing squad from Dutch investors association VEB. Meanwhile, BAIC’s VP Mr. Dong, claims he’s not too worried about Saab’s plans to compete with a new MJV, but just comes off sounding like a jealous ex.

Read moreMorning Snippets: Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Day

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