If a new report by Autocar is to be believed, Saab may be pushed into bankruptcy as early as later today. According to the British weekly, emergency financial support from Chinese carmaker Youngman is "virtually certain to be blocked" by its home government because the deal does not include any new intellectual property rights. Saab not only needs approval from Chinese authorities to broker the deal, it must also still see its reorganization formalized in Swedish courts.
General Motors confirmed this morning that Saab's days as a part of the Detroit-based company are numbered. The Swedish brand has filed paperwork with courts in its home country for reorganization that would lead to its independence. This self-managed reorganization is analogous to the U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, and would lead to the establishment of an independent entity based in Sweden. In order for that to happen, however, GM needs to line up financing for the new company, which may