The newspaper reported that the cash injection was given in the past few days and was intended to cover heavy losses at Jaguar.
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The cash boost, earned from the sale of Jaguar shares to Ford, coincided with news this week that pre-tax losses at Jaguar totalled 429.3 million pounds in 2004.
Jaguar, which traces its roots back to a motorcycle sidecar company set up in Blackpool, northwest England, in 1922, operates three production plants in Britain. It was bought by Ford in 1989.