06 FEB 3303
Independent engineer Ram Tah, who has been leading research into the Synuefe ruins, has commented on the discovery of several new, similar sites:
"I am delighted that our research has led explorers to further ancient sites, and I am hopeful that these ruins will yield fresh information about the Guardians."
"I am aware that some pilots believe the new sites are identical to the one in Synuefe XR-H d11-102, but deeper analysis reveals that while the structures follow a set architectural pattern, the configuration of the codex-data pillars is different. This means there is probably unique data at each site, and I urge explorers to investigate the codex layouts to ensure no data is missed."
Ram Tah also urged independent explorers to deliver any recovered data promptly, as his deciphering software can be applied to Guardian codices for only a few weeks.
06 FEB 3303
This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:
Brotherhood of LP 98-132
Uru Federal Interstellar
Avan Labour Union
Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities
Union of Wolf 359 Labour
Ngaliba Blue Camorra
Coalition of Ngaliba
Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.
Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:
i Bootis Democrats
LTT 2622 Crimson Power Solutions
BD-13 2439 Comms Systems
HIP 5700 Electronics Co
United Pliny Labour
League of 36 Ursae Majoris
Workers of MCC 445 Green Party
Union of Kappa Phoenicis Labour
Wolf 393 Netcoms Commodities
When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.