Sanctions on Russia could hit metal: Roskill

Mar 25, 2014 | 08:03 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Roskill Information Services, Evraz, Boeing, Airbus, VSMPO-Avisma Norilsk Nickel

LOS ANGELES — Additional sanctions on Russia would be “inconvenient” but not critical for the aerospace titanium market in the West and also could boost demand for nickel producers in North America and the European Union, according to a briefing paper released this week by Roskill Information Services Ltd.

The London-based consulting firm said possible economic sanctions on select parts of the Russian economy by the United States and the European Union, in addition to restrictions already imposed on individuals in response to Russia’s action in Crimea, could have “profound implications on a wide range of businesses and sectors, not least on a number of commodities markets.” ....

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