The situation around Saab is a bit quieter, at least for the moment. Much depends on the assessment of the current situation by the administrator Guy Lofalk. The Chinese partners have today tried to revise some statements, and stand by the closed contracts.
Pang Quinghua, the CEO of Pang Da, today emphasized for anyone who wanted to hear that he was convinced that the contracts were approved by the NDRC. We'll see, in 48 hours we probably know more. To Reuters he said, it is up to the administrator to determine whether the contracts are valid or not. If Guy Lofalk has doubts, he will have to cancel the reconstruction.
Peter Hallberg of Saab was in Stockholm yesterday at the crisis meeting of Saab, Pang Da and Lotus Youngman. He says he has a good feeling about it and he is sure that the money will be up to 21. October at Saab. It's a thing of feeling, as we all know, sometimes they're fooling us a lot. But we should see it as a good sign, because from the 21. October, Saab must be able to pay wages out of their own pocket.
From that point on, no intentions or feelings or promises will help. Only hard facts and numbers.
All clear? Not quite, but a respite. If the situation were without perspective, Lofalk would have pulled the rice line today and finished the drama. But he does not have until the minute. A good sign.
Tomorrow the curtain of our Swedish theater will open for the next act. Whether it be drama or comedy, one can only guess.