20 MAR 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:
Social Zaragas Independents
Brani Federal Holdings
New 31 Aquilae Green Party
G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions
Brotherhood of LP 98-132
Delphin Blue Federal PLC
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:
Coalition of Ngaliba
Autocracy of Phi Gruis
Partnership of LHS 2819
League of Ross 1015
Atroan Gold Gang
G 239-25 Alliance
People's Perendi Future
Wirangu Life Co
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.
20 MAR 3303
Recent reports indicate that a garbled distress call from somewhere in the Col 70 sector has been received. The news has been met with surprise from some quarters, given that permit restrictions have made the sector relatively inaccessible.
"We're not sure what to make of it," said Perry Hussein, a member of the Federal intelligence community, "but it was definitely a distress call and the ship that sent it appears to have been destroyed. The telemetry indicates it was an older vessel, perhaps Cobra class."