Shipper sends half of workforce home

Ship yard SLKB sent almost half of its 900 workers home yesterday on layoff until February 17, when management will decide on their future; the ship maker blamed the decision on shortage of money, not knowing that export support bank Eximbank had the same day approved a loan to SLKB of 9.2 million euros.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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