Saab expects to pay workers this week

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Thousands of Saab employees can expect to receive their wages this week. Swedish Automobile, the Dutch owner of the Swedish car company, announced the anticipated pay-out on Wednesday.

The news comes a week after Saab announced it could not pay almost half of its workforce. Spokesman Eric Geers told Reuters on 27 July that a delay in receiving funds from investors would prevent them from paying 1,600 out of 3,640 employees.    On Wednesday, Swedish Automobile confirmed the sale of five million shares to investment fund GEM Global Yield Fund. The deal will generate a total of 150 million euros for the carmaker. The funds are expected to go towards employee salaries.   


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