CEOs set to discuss Russia with Hagel

|By:, SA News Editor

Nearly 100 CEOs with the Business Roundtable are scheduled to meet Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today, with situation in Crimea and a possible increase in sanctions against Russia certain to be on the agenda.

U.S.-based firms are the biggest foreign investors in Russia, particularly in technology and financial services. A main concern is that if the U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, Vladimir Putin will respond in kind.

Air-leaser GE Capital Aviation Services (GE) is one of those concerned, as it has 54 airplanes in Russia.