GM and Chrysler file viability plans

General Motors' latest restructuring plan, submitted to the US government last night, dooms about 46,000 jobs (20,000 in the US), five additional factories, the Saab, Hummer and Saturn brands, over 2,100 US dealers and could require up to another US$16.6bn in federal loans plus “funding support” from Canada, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Thailand.