19 Dec '11, 1pm

Swedish automaker Saab files for bankruptcy

STOCKHOLM - Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy on Monday after attempts by Chinese investors to take over the loss-making brand were blocked by previous owner General Motors Co. The Vanersborg District Court in southwestern Sweden said Saab CEO Victor Muller personally handed in the application for bankruptcy for the company that built its first cars more than 60 years ago. The court is expected to approve the filing later Monday and although there is still a small chance the bankruptcy administrator could sell the brand, experts say that would most likely involve chopping up the company into smaller parts. Saab's current owner, Swedish Automobile, said Chinese investors pulled out of attempts to finance Saab's reorganization after their last proposal for a solution was rejected by GM, which sold the brand in 2010 but still owns some technology licenses. The bankruptcy f...

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