The East Pacific Market Magazine OOC Thread


After discussing with Rico and Aelitia on a multitude of economics-related matters, we figured it would be very interesting to have a weekly financial update to reflect how role-playing on Urth is affecting the world markets. The update is going to take the place of a weekly news broadcast, titled “The East Pacific Market Magazine,” and it will detail industry-specific happenings based on what countries are up to. Your country opens up a new trade deal with another country? The market index will probably rise to reflect that. Your major port is destroyed as part of a war? The market index will probably decrease to reflect that. There will be natural fluctuations a la a random number generation, but for the most part, it is going to be decided by role-playing.

This will hopefully give you, the role-player, some inspiration for future role-play endeavors. The energy index has decreased steadily over a period of time? How is that impacting your national oil production and companies? It sets the stage for future role-playing world market collapses, for example. The numbers on each industry index are not necessarily important, but what is important is if there is a sizable decrease or increase.

Now, I have a request for your input, in two ways. The first is for you to give me the number of publicly traded companies that will be included on each industry-specific index. This will help quantify how important the industry is to your nation. Try to tailor how many industries to include based on your national strengths and/or weaknesses, as in, if your nation is a major arms exporter, I would expect to see more companies in the Defense Industry index. If your nation has a high GDP, you will likely be able to include more companies on there. A good rule I found is one company for every 20 billion in GDP you have. Please posting here with the number of companies for each industry:

[spoiler]Industrial Goods (anything physically constructed or chemically created that is not directly used by consumers or for direct military-purposes)
Information Technology and Telecommunications
Banking and Finance
Precious Metals (gold, silver, platinum, diamonds)
Natural Resources (anything extracted from the earth that does not include oil or natural gas)
Energy (power utilities, oil and natural gas, electricity and heating production)
Consumer Goods and Services (retail, automobiles, social media apps, transportation companies))
Medical Materials and Pharmaceuticals

The second request relates to the magazine. The magazine is going to be divided into three parts. The first part is the market indices, what I have mentioned above. The other two parts are a feature profile of a company, and the industry outlook for that company’s sector. The featured company profile will describe the history, reasons for growth, and outlook of the company, in a short blurb. Every week I will pick a company, but because I do not know every company on Urth, my request is to submit your company for consideration, which would involve either you writing the blurb yourself, or giving me the information to write it. I will write the industry outlook for that company’s sector, so you don’t have to worry about that.

All of this will be packaged up into a pretty-looking page, and posted in the news broadcasts section of TEP-Evolved. ideally I would like to see the amount of material grow, to include global commodity prices, national interest rates and currency exchanges, and other interesting financial stuff.
I hope this is something that will be useful for TEPers as they go about with their RPs, and please let me know if you have any input or recommendations!

Link to The East Pacific Market Magazine News:

Love this idea.

I actually have my own economic analysis here: (

I guess it’ll have to reflect this somewhat :stuck_out_tongue:

Floating Market Ltd.

Floating Market Ltd. is the body corporate that owns It is an online shopping platform. It allows consumers to purchase goods through the site from the comfort of their homes and have them delivered, according to their specifications, to their doorstep. Its current President is Othniel Takalua, who founded the company with the help of his cousins, Shadrack Takalua (the current CEO) and Daniel Takalua (the current Chairman). He pitched them the idea for an “online supermarket” that they bodly took on and supported. It is named after the floating markets of the Oan city Tukanoaeni.

The company has a number of brands on its database and when it sells goods, it receives a portion of the profits made from the sale. Products are taken from partnered shops or even private citizens. The company operates all over Aurora and the South Pacific. Posol Industries handles logistics on behalf of Floating Market Ltd. on the Auroran mainland, while an Oan company, Huatamanu Logistics, handles logistics in the South Pacific.

It is traded on the La Rochelle Stock Exchange (La Rose) and Auroran Stock Exchange as FLMK. The company is already looking to expand to other major makets, particularly Atlantia, Yasteria and Concord (Antilla). The company has a value of 20 billion dollars. It is a leading ISP. It made a profit of only 1 billion dollars in the latter half of 2017 due to the Auroran-Pacific War and its plans to expand were stalled. With a peace treaty between the Allies and Axis in place, the company is expected to see renewed growth. This growth will remain gradual as damaged infrastructure on continental Aurora undergoes repairs and as many countries have lost much of their purchasing power.

Cafe Net Ltd.

Cafe Net is an internet service provider that originated from The Oan Isles. It is the largest ISP from that country and is headquartered in the Oan capital, La Rochelle. Its CEO is currently Etuarti Takatunuye. Its largest shareholder is the Takatunuye family that owns the company through its Takatunuye Trust.

The company was founded in 1990 by Etuini Takatunuye and his brother Etuarti Takatunuye as a universal search engine. It quickly became popular. It is currently the 3rd largest Oan company and one of the top 15 largest companies in Aurora. It has a value of approximately 134 billion dollars. It has a profit of 3 billion dollars. It has been buoyed by increasing internet access and economic stability in Kuthernburg, Nacata, Latianburg and Atiland.

It retains the browser on which it was founded:, but has expanded its portfolio to include an email service, online mass storage, global positioning system, interactive education service, music and video streaming and downloading applications (called Cafe Tube and Cafe Stream respectively), personal messaging application called Cafe Vibe and a social media platform (that performed poorly). It sold one of its biggest successes, Smart Traveller, an app of registered taxis, to La Rochelle Municipal Government (which in turn sold it to Arokomotua Communications).

The company is registered on the La Rochelle Stock Exchange as CFNT. It has operations all over Aurora and the South Pacific, Kuthernburg, Latianburg, Nacata, Atiland and Furnifold. It has been lauded for the ease of use and accessibility of its profucts.

Heavy Metal Co.

Heavy Metal is a corporation that mainly extracts resources and does construction contracts given by the GXE government. Heavy Metal is the second largest corporation in the Greater Xagrurgian Empire, next to General Guns. Heavy Metal’s CEO is Lewis Berbrusky. The company’s main shareholder is owned by Berbrusky Trust, amounting to 65%, but the remaining 35% is divided amount private shareholders. Heavy Metal was founded back in 1902, when Xagrurg was getting out of its war with the Morstablysian Empire and needed materials. Valued at $220 billion Xagrurgian Kiribs, it has an annual profit of 4 billion. The company operates multiple oil wells and mines in Xagrurg. Heavy Metal Co. is registered on the Imperium Stock Exchange as HM and is currently securing more infrastructure contracts by the Xagrurgian government.

Kerlington Defense and Space Contracting SOE (totally not based on KSP)

It provides space parts, supplies materials, and many other items necessary to Kerlington in the event of a war. It is the largest corporation (state-owned), and owns all the mines in Kerlington, and licenses it out for private use. Valued at 300 billion denarii, it is pracitically the life blood of Kerlington. It was founded in 11712 HE and has provided services since. It is registered in the Dmoretsky exchange as KER, however, state-owned, it is widely rumored the government is inflating its value.
(Based on the South Seas company, but actually made money)

Cerdani International

Cerdani International is the national airline of East Cerdani since it was founded in 1933.

Based in East Berlitow, it operates scheduled and chartered flights to Gondwana and intercontinental destinations out of its hub at the Berlitow Lenin International Airport. Since the airline is state owned and not concerned with generating excess profits the airline has some of the cheapest tickets available in the region.

Megon Minerals is the largest mining and excavation firm in Free Syllvin. It is headquartered in the city of Deccar, Visthus. It also operate branch offices in Gerrima, Sencan, Polmor, Cirrel, and Dacceron. Like most of the largest companies in the nation, it is state-operated. It’s Business Committee is chaired by Executive Darkin Tetron. Founded in 1873 as a coal mining operation in eastern Cirrel, Megon Minerals is now worth reportedly 268 billion Syllvan E-dollars. ( 190.08 billion Kiribs.)

The company provides the lion’s share of copper, erbium, holmium, samarium, nickel, lithium, plutonium, and coal that Free Syllvin exports. It also manufactures industrial alloys such as brass, bronze, and stainless steel, as well as cement and lime products. Megon Minerals operates a cadet company, Megon Fuels, that has a stake in 31% of Syllvan petroleum extraction and refining, and retaisn a number of locations for mining the blue-green emeralds that are the territorial sigil of Gerrima.

44% of the shares are traded publicly, 5% are held by the family of the founder, Magris Megon, and 51% are held by the Department of Heavy Industry. It is registered on the Avannian Trade Forum as MGN

Dennel is one of the three largest weapons manufacturers located in Free Syllvin. Headquartered in the Annuenic city of Mu Malacc, it stands apart from its closest competitors by primarily being a civilian manufacturer. The Business Committee is chaired by Executive Safrom Felling. Founded in 1921, Dennel started off as a business that aimed to centralize the production of hunting weapons in a territory that largely relies on fishing, hunting and trapping for its income. The company is worth 12.12 billion Syllvan E-dollars as of 2016.

The most popular firearms that Dennel produces are the DARs, a series of hunting platforms in a variety of calibers that use the same stock and weight, making them very easy to transition. The arguably most prolific of these is the DAR-T10, a bolt-action, ten millimeter rifle that is the most common civilian long gun in Free Syllvin. However, Dennel does produce a minority of military equipment, such as the two-barrel ATSS-12 rocket launcher, and the modular LCRS-2L, the sniper system that builds off Dennel’s proud heritage of long range weaponry. These platforms see use in the External Defense Forces.

40% of the shares are traded publicly, 3% is held by the family of the founder, Harrick Dennel, 6% is held by the employees, and 51% is held by the Department of Manufacturing & Armaments. It is registered on the Avannian Trade forum as DNL.

Syllvan State Arms is by far the largest and most well-known of Syllvan arms designers, holding an impressive 47% of the domestic market and a monopolic 78% of the exported weaponry. Headquartered in Syllvan Center itself, Syllvan State Arms maintains the position of the most advanced and respected of the suppliers for Free Syllvin’s military equipment. The Business Committee is chaired by Executive Kunel Akkinda. Founded in 1978, the company was the brainchild of former Lord Administrator Fye Almaro, who arguably was the man behind the massive military-industrial complex that dominates the nation today. The many ties that Almaro created with terror groups and rebel cells in order to bolster supply has firmly entrenched Free Syllvin’s premiere weapon manufacturer into backroom deals and illicit trading. However, it brings in so much money that to address this issue would severely damage the Syllvan economy. The net worth is reported to be at nearly 603.71 billion Syllvan E-dollars, but believed to be almost twice that.

The vast majority of Syllvan State Arm’s armaments share the characteristics of a bullpup loading system and oblique angles where most weapons have hard edges. The FM-Z12 is the standard issue service rifle for the EDF and IDF both, and the heavy HAC-Z52 can be found mounted on technicals and tanks in tinpot nations the world round. Thanks in part to the eastern Gondwanan black market, it is said that for every weapon that Syllvan State Arms issues to the troops of the Confederacy, five more are sold to in a back alley. Many designers in the company declare that it is a testament to the reliability and functionality of their weapons that such connections are still purchasing them in bulk. Syllvan State Arms also produces ammunition, in eighty-eight different calibers, at astonishing rates, and the full range of their products ranges from pocket pistols to tank cannons to thermobaric missiles.

Syllvan State Arms has not been publicly traded since it’s inception, but the Department of Manufacturing and Armaments has decided to place 25% of the company on the trading floor. The rest has been retained for trade amongst employees. The registry code on the Avannian Trade Forum has been declared as SSA.

Syllvan Fleet Systems is a large research-and-development firm operated for the naval forces of Free Syllvin. Founded alongside Syllvan State Arms, Syllvan Fleet Systems has logically been concerned with naval power since it’s inception. It’s Business Committee is chaired by Executive Sarnus Hagedon. Headquartered in the city of Dalinar Prime, Aquitar, the company has acres upon acres of drydocks and design facilities for their engineers to engage in near-limitless waterborne fantasies. The company is reported to have a net worth of 311.60 billion Syllvan E-dollars.

Their products encompass radar, weapons systems, electronics, armor synthesis, propulsion, and power generation. While not designing or constructing normal warships, many of their projects have found homes inside the hulls of the EDF and IDF. Their most well-known work is the refurbishing, redesign, and construction of the two Margo-class Radar Platforms in the Syllvan fleet, mobile over-the-horizon radar installations that double as anti-missile DEWs. Their engineers also provide contracts where they can be commissioned to design warships for other nation’s navies.

Unlike it’s sister company, Syllvan Fleet Systems has been publicly traded for 21 years. 10% is retained by the employees, while 35% is available on the Avannian Trade Forum under SFS.

Tretridian Broadcasting Corp (TBC)
(Formerly “Air Tretrid”)

TBC is a radio and television company that traces its roots to the introduction of the telegraph in the area. Founded as “General Telegraph Co.” (GTC), it became “Air Threnorn” at the introduction of the radio (then known as “the wireless”), though it would still facilitate communications via telegram until 2014. It was renamed “Air Tretrid” after the unification of Tretrid. When the television was first introduced in Tretrid, Air Tretrid did not originally adopt the technology but only started broadcasting for TVs when some other companies made themselves profitable from what was then considered a novelty. With significant amounts of money from their dominance of the radio broadcasting and telegraph markets, they used their money to buy a television company so they could get into the market. At its peak, it hit 75% of the market in 1970, but diminished to around 40% in the 1990s, where it has remained. Even though it no longer has a majority of the market, it has more share than its competitors.

TBC has been publicly traded for about 90 years and retains its original stock symbol GTC. 45% of TBC’s total assets are publicly traded.

Economic analyses value TBC at about 2,526,000,000 SHD.
Say, are we also going to track the worth of commonly used currencies like the kirib in terms of SHD?

Just to let you all know how the profiles are being selected, I determine which industry has seen some “action” in TEP-evolved, or one that has not been covered recently, and from there I pick a company in that industry or ask a nation to pick a company to profile.

There are a few other things I want to include in the Market Magazine, including exchange rates, but I have to think about how to remove as much subjectivity as possible when these exchanges are run. I would be interested to hear any suggestions from others if you have any.

Neuatt Global Trade Corp

Neuatt Global Trade Corp was a corporation that existed for many centuries, trading goods throughout Gondwana. When the Atlae Isles first built a port in Gondwana, the Neuatt Global Trade Corp offered to administer them at a price in return for trade deals and military protection. It has a great influence in Neuatt’s government and is accused of being a monopoly from outside sources.

The Neuatt Global Trade Corp was traded on the Neuatt Global Trade Index (no relation) as GTC, and has an estimated net worth of $16,219,794,300 SHD.

I have a few questions regarding economics in general that may or may not be used in the Magazine, the Editors will decide:

  1. Which countries or cities have the highest or lowest standard of living?
  2. Which countries or cities have the highest or lowest cost of living?
  3. Which countries or cities have the most expensive real estate?
  4. What are the biggest reserve currencies in the world?
  5. What are the exchange rates of the different currencies in the world?
  6. What are the biggest exporters in the world?
  7. What are the biggest polluters in the world?
  8. What are the biggest companies in the world?
  9. What are the nicest and worst places to live?
  10. What are the biggest GDPs (both nominal or PPP)?
  11. What are the highest and lowest GDPs per capita?
  12. Does anyone want to start a ratings agency?

Alvarez Co.
Alvarez Co. is a online retail and shipping service founded by Johannes Ghandi in 1991 during the start of the Internet. The AC is a major corporation in Xagrurg, having a major share on the online retail market, though they are being investigated by the Xagrurgian Financial Investigation Agency for a possible monopoly. However, this has not affected AC operations much and they are currently still expanding in Xagrurg and have plans to begin operating in the rest of Aurora and is partnered with Posol Industries. Alvarez Co. is traded on the Imperium Stock Exchange as AC and has an estimated value of 22 billion Xagrurgian Kiribs and net income of 1.5 billion, decreased from last year of 2.7 due to the Auroran-Pacific War damaging infrastructure though revenue is gradually growing again.

Ozluk Dispensary

Established in 2015, Ozluk Dispensary is leading Urth in Cannabis production in sale with Exports to Latianburg, Atiland, South Yor, Nacata, Kasmiyland and Lessau which accounts for around 9.8 Billion KDs a year. With Prospects looking to start shipping to Crania and Subrovania and other Urth countries, Ozluk Dispensary produces 82 kinds of Cannabis ranging from Sativa to Indica and even hybrids, they create THC wax, and other medical products used for range of things from Back pains to Depression. 50% of shares are owned by Fellon Ozluk himself, 10% owned by University of Luthernburg and 10% owned by Loretta Hospital Chain leaving 30% public shares. Ozluk Dispensary is traded on Kuthern Stock Exchange as OZL and has an estimated value of 26.7 billion Kuthern Dollars and net income of 14.5 billion increase of 2 billion from last year.

Moonfly Game Studios

Moonfly Game Studios is a video game developer and console manufacturer company based in Imperium, Xagrurg, tracing its roots back to 1964 the video game boom of the 1960’s and creating several successful video games, mostly RPGs, and releasing a couple of also successful video game consoles. Though a popular video game developer in Xagrurg, its sales took a hit from the Auroran-Pacific War, though revenue is beginning to increase again. It’s listed as MGS on the Imperium Stock Exchange and has a value of 19 billion Xagrurgian Kiribs with a net income of 15 billion.

The Kondor Arms Corporation is a small-arms manufacturing firm based in the Principality of Ivlya. A privately owned corporation, it is renowned throughout the Gondwanan region for its high quality civil and military firearms. However, due to Ivlya not sharing a border with the sea and having hostile neighbors, one of the few buyers from Kondor Arms is the Ivlyan Armed Forces.

The company was founded in 2003 by Vitali Tsvyk, a Strataric-born Vulpine who immigrated to Ivlya less than a year before the Great Strataric Revolution. As profits started to drop, he sold the company in 2015 to the current CEO Katerinita Durand, daughter of the Prince of Ivlya. Her publicity has since allowed the company to grow in popularity and make a profit.

Recently, the Kondor Arms Corporation become a smaller firm in an expanding arms manufacturing enterprise. However, as for the KAC itself, it is worth roughly 16 billion Valyets (12 billion SHD), and makes a profit of approximately 1.3 billion Valyets yearly (roughly 1 billion SHD).

It is based in the Ivlyan financial (not geographical) capital of Harkhire and registered on both the Southern Gondwanan Stock Exchange and the Harkhire Stock Exchange as KACO.

Although it has steadily grown to become one of the primary arms manufacturing firms in Ivlya, it faces competition from the Bourun-based Silent Death Incorporated, LLC; which sells to Bourun, Stratarin, and Ivlya. In the Principality itself, there is a lesser arms manufacturing company known as the Ariz Manufacturing Group, though it isn’t much of a rival.

Herrero Consolidated is the largest mining company in Southwest Gondwana. Based in Ivlya, it receives a great deal of business from private companies in Bourun and Ivlya, and is a contractor on a national level for Bourun and Stratarin, while doing very little business with the Ivlyan government. This is due to some animosity between the company and the government, mainly stemming from the fact that HCON sells to the Bourunese and Strataric governments.

The company was founded as Herrero-Vega Consolidated in 2004 by Javier Herrero Rubio and Valeria Vega Medina, when the two combined their separate mining companies. However, Ms. Vega was forced to resign later that year due to a scandal. Capitalizing on the rise of a more reasonable General Secretary of Stratarin several years later, Herrero would go on to make deals with the Strataric government, as well as Bourun. At this time, business in Ivlya began to plateau and drop, though this hardly affected total profits.

Today, 11 years later after its founding, Herrero Consolidated is a mining giant. It owns an extensive system of gold, copper, silver, and other mines in the far north of Ivlya. Due to how much land he owns for these mines, Herrero was granted the title of baron, and is often referred to as The Baron of Mining. It is estimated as worth an impressive 104 billion Valyets (approximately 78 billion SHD) and has a profit of approximately 5 billion Valyets (roughly 3.75 billion SHD). It is one of the largest companies in Ivlya.

Although it has offices in Harkhire and Misto Doshchi, Herrero Consolidated is officially based in Ciudad de Rasgado. It is registered on the Southern Gondwanan Stock Exchange, Harkhire Stock Exchange, and Ifedayo Stock Exchange as HCON.

While it faces little competition in Bourun, its smaller Ivlyan rival, the Petroshenko Corporation, receives more business from the Ivlyan government due to its more “patriotic,” exclusive approach. Although no private Strataric corporations exist, the nationalized Strataric mining industry tends to be the main supplier of the communist state.

I find many of these companies extraordinarily difficult to believe, especially when they don’t have any RP history whatsoever. For example I can claim that Cafe Net is one of the biggest ISPs in the world simply because I can point to RPs and countries in which I applied to operate. This is not directed at anyone specifically. But I think that companies should have some RP history or connection to other countries in some way.

Īta Marama is a multinational professional services network incorporated and started in the Oan Isles. Its operational headquarters are located in La Rochelle, the Oan Isles. It was founded in 1980 by Kaha Marama and Edwin Īta. It is led by Chief Executive Officer, Ana Īta. It employs a total of 250,000 employees and revenue of 30 billion SHD. It has 28 offices, located in 27 cities, in 23 independent countries and 4 oversees territories on 4 continents. It is the largest professional services network and accounting firm in the world.

It is made up of independent firms who come together to cost-effectively provide services to clients through an organized framework. It is a network of firms, owned and managed independently, which have entered into agreements with other member firms in the network to share a common name, brand and quality standards. It is has an established coordinating entity: an Oan limited company. It provides tax, accounting, audit, management consulting, risk, financial and risk advisory services.