Fresh fears for Saab’s future

The owner of struggling Swedish car maker Saab sought to reassure investors about its finances yesterday after a dispute over non-payment to suppliers interrupted production for two days running. The stoppages yesterday created fresh uncertainty over Saab, whose long-serving chief executive unexpectedly announced his retirement last week. The company said production would resume today and said a dispute with a key supplier, transport firm Schenker, had been resolved.