Last week it was announced with a bang that the EIB in Luxembourg rejects the Russian investor Antonov. This decision was already taken by 2009, but only now communicated to the public and Antonov. Antonov meanwhile invests his money in other things, gold deposits, for example.
As Bloomberg reports today, and Saab Fan Alexandros sent us (thank you!), The banker and his Finasta Investment Company are investing US $ 400 million in gold mines in the former USSR, Africa and Latin America. Alexandros said: "A toast to Swedish industrial policy," which he is right about.
Behind the scenes of the EIB is what the EIB spokesman Pär Isaksson told the news agency TT. Alone, I do not believe in the EIB. Too much has been advanced and stalled in recent months. The Luxembourg shop, which we pay with our taxpayers, has come to the lowest level of credibility for me. I do not think of a European industrial policy in a united Europe as it is in Luxembourg.
Anyway. The Swedish TT news agency reports that the EIB is holding talks with investors (please note: plural) to find a solution for Saab. The EIB "paves the way for new investors" in collaboration with Saab and the Swedish government.
When asked by the TT, the EIB Pressemann did not want to name any names, but emphasized again that there are “currently several (investors)”. Hmm Several investors for Saab. Sounds good at first, but it's not precise enough.
Okay, let us surprise you. Let's sit back comfortably, enjoy the day and see what happens there.