Saab AB (SAABb.ST)
STOCKHOLM, April 7 A Swedish court acquitted former top managers of car maker Saab on Friday of tax evasion and fraud charges relating to their failed attempts to save the iconic Swedish brand which went bust in 2011.
FRANKFURT Following is a chronology of Opel's history and its sale to Peugeot:
FRANKFURT, March 6 Following is a chronology of Opel's history and its sale to Peugeot: 1863: Adam Opel sets up a sewing machine workshop in the western German town of Russelsheim. He later makes bicycles as well. 1899: Opel's sons, who take over the business, build their first automobile. 1903: Vauxhall builds its first car.
BERLIN/RUESSELSHEIM, Germany Germany will do all it can to secure Opel plants and jobs in the country if Peugeot maker PSA buys the General Motors (GM) business, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, highlighting the political challenges the carmakers face in sealing a deal.
LONDON/FRANKFURT In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, General Motors Co and French automaker PSA Group said on Tuesday they are in talks that could result in PSA buying GM's European auto operations. | Video
* Opel business has struggled for profitability (Recasts throughout, adding context on GM strategy, comments from French, German governments)
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* Defence firm Saab falls as profit, dividend disappoints (Adds details, updates prices)
NEW DELHI Sweden's SAAB has offered to build the world's most modern fighter aircraft factory in India, it said on Friday, as it goes head-to-head with U.S. rival Lockheed Martin to supply hundreds of locally produced planes to India's military.