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Automotive

Cendena is a car manufacturer based in Riva, Lendia. It is currently the third largest automaker in Lendosa, following Lilimea and Duriliano. Cendena is the oldest motor corporation in Lendosa, predating the two others by at least twenty years, but has since lost considerable ground. Nevertheless, it manages to maintain a moderate market share. It is also the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the Confederation, although many of its products are not marketed under the Cendena brand. Cendena is owned by a number of small shareholders, with none holding more than six percent of the company.
Duriliano is a relatively large car, bus, and truck manufacturer based in Tiris, Piolsa. In its early years, Duriliano was very successful, and was the largest auto manufacturer in the country. Over time, however, it declined in its fortunes until it was almost bankrupt. More recently, the company has been revitalised, and is now the second largest automaker in the Lendosan Confederation. The revitalisation came after Lanatira Technologia (see below) bought a controlling share in the company.
Lilimea is a large car manufacturing company based in Lendia. An old and established company, Lilimea is best known for its higher-end luxury cars, and certain Lilimea cars have become status symbols. Besides these luxury cars, however, Lilimea produces a large number of family vehicles, for sale both in Lendosa and abroad. It is currently the largest car manufacturer in the Confederation, and also one of the Confederation's major exporters. Lilimea is owned mainly by small investors.


Communications

Celista is Lendosa's largest telecommunications company. It is 51% owned by Lanatira Technologia and 49% owned by the Confederate government. It was formerly known as the Lendosan Communications Corporation, and was a state monopoly. The company was renamed when a controlling stake was sold to LanTech. Celista's core business is in telephones (both regular and mobile), but it is also a major ISP.
Luriz operates Lendosa's largest cellular phone network. Although Celista has traditionally dominated regular telephone communications, the mobile phone market is more competitive, and is currently split evenly between Celista and Luriz. Luriz has recently formed an alliance with Miratel (see below), which competes with Celista in the traditional communications market. Luriz has a diverse ownership, with the largest shareholders being Rurane (20%), Adronia (15%), and INS (10%).
Miratel is the second largest telecommunications company in the Lendosan Confederation. It is a recent entrant to the market, having been established to compete with the former state monopoly Celista. Miratel does not yet approach Celista in client numbers, but has made rapid gains for a new company. Miratel is owned and supported by Adronia Corporation (see Finance).
Transvero is the Lendosan Confederation's largest internet company. It is also one of the oldest, and has played a significant role in the growth of the internet in Lendosa. It is based in Astelitio, where its operations were originally focused, but it now offers services throughout the entire country. It competes with Celista, Miratel, and other ISPs, and is currently the ISP with the highest number of subscribers. Transvero is owned by its original founder, Druso Quintanilho.


Energy

Agora is the Lendosan Confederation's largest oil company. It controls almost all of Lendosa's internal oil production, although Lendosa's oil reserves are small compared to some other countries. It is Lendosa's largest oil importer, and owns shares in many foreign oil companies. It also undertakes oil refining. It does not market its oil directly to consumers, however, instead selling it on to other companies. Agora recently attempted to enter the retail market itself, but was blocked due to its near monopoly on oil supplies. The company is heavily regulated to prevent abuse of its monopoly.
Lendian Energy (Energia Lendiana) is the largest private electricity generator in the Lendosan Confederation. Its operations are confined to Lendia, where it competes with the state-owned electricity suppliers. It is 51% owned by Lanatira Technologia (see Technology) and 49% owned by the Lendian (not Lendosan) government. It also owns the majority of PetroGL company, one of the major petroleum retailers - PetroGL was once an integrated part of Lendian Energy, but was split off into a subsidiary company some time ago.
PetroGL is the third largest petrol/gas station chain in the Lendosan Confederation. It was originally a unit of Lendian Energy, but is now a 67%-owned subsidiary. It was originally limited to the greater Gloria Libertatis (GL) area, but has since expanded to cover most of Lendia. It is also found in Rabel and Rioch, and has arrangements with smaller companies in Piolsa. Along with Quevela and Safiro, it is one of the "Big Three" petroleum retailers in Lendosa.
Quevela is a major Lendosan energy company. It is the Lendosan Confederation's largest petroleum retailer, and the third largest electricity generator (after the state's Energy Section and Lendian Energy). Its operations are spread equally throughout the Confederation, although the company originates in Lendia. It is owned entirely by small investors, with rules prohibiting any person or organisation holding more than three percent of its shares.
Safiro is the Lendosan Confederation's second largest gas station chain, and is also a major supplier of industrial chemicals. Its primary centre of operations is Piolsa, but it also has significant interests in Lendia and the other members of the Confederation. It is wholly owned by Lanatira Technologia (see Technology), although it still competes with PetroGL (67% owned by Lendian Energy, which itself is 51% owned by LanTech).


Financial

Adronia Corporation is an investment group which, while not offering services itself, owns a large number of other companies and properties. Much of its investment is in property, and Adronia is the largest holder of real estate in the country. The company is estimated to indirectly own around ten percent of central Gloria Libertatis, the Confederation's largest city. It also has extensive investments in agriculture, forestry, and many other industries. By some counts, it is the third largest company in Lendosa, behind Lanatira and Rurane, but because it provides no services itself, it is less prominent than the other two.
The Bank of Lendia (Argentaria da Lendia) is the largest bank in Lendosa. It was previously the largest banking corporation of the FCLR, based in Gloria Libertatis, the capital of the FCLR and now the capital of Lendia. Since the collapse of the FCLR, it has operated primarily in Lendosa, but has maintained significant assets abroad, and can be seen in almost all former FCLR nations. It owns a number of other banks outside of the former FCLR, either in whole or in part, and holds many property investments as well.
Vendra Bank
The Vendra Bank(Argentaria Vendra) is the second largest bank in the Confederation, although it uses the Vendra brand only for investment and merchant banking services - its subsidiary brands, such as the Bank oof Riva, the Piolsan Savings Bank, and AgriArgentaria, have better public recognition. It is also one of the oldest surviving banks in Lendosa, and possibly the world. It has its headquarters in Gloria Libertatis, along with most of the Confederation's banks and finance companies. The Vendra Bank is owned by members of the families who founded it.
Banner Insurance (Bandeira Seguro) is the largest insurance company in the Lendosan Confederation. The company was formed in 277 AP as an amalgamation of several smaller companies. 72% of its stock is held by large companies, notably Rurane Corporation (see below), with the remainder belonging to small investors. It is headquartered in Gloria Libertatis, and is strongest in that area, but operates nation-wide.
Rurane Corporation, named after founder Mercutio Rurane, is (if subsidiaries are included) the second largest company in the Lendosan Confederation. Initially a financial services and accounting company, Rurane has slowly grown through investment and development to the point where it holds significant stakes in a large number of industries. Its core business remains in the financial arena, but Rurane has holdings in manufacturing, retail, construction, technology, and a large number of other sectors. Its largest rival is Lanatira Technologia, Lendosa's largest company, which now competes either directly or indirectly with Rurane in dozens of different markets.


Media

Angelicano is Lendosa's largest network of privately owned radio stations. It began broadcasting in Rivania and Melhoria, and gradually spread to the rest of Lendia and then to Piolsa. Most of its stations are local in scope, broadcasting music,  talk-back shows, and local news. It also operates, however, a number of nation-wide stations, mostly focusing on news and current events. Angelico is owned by Adronia Corporation (see Finance).
Aurismo (roughly translated as "affairs of those with wealth") is a news magazine focusing on business and finance, but also commenting on politics and current events. Its editorial policy is economically right-wing and socially liberal. Aurismo is very highly regarded in business circles, and has considerable influence in government. Its is famous for its rivalry with New Republic and Heritage, the two other prominent news magazines.
Heritage (Eredita) is a news magazine focusing on political, social, and cultural matters. It is one of the main three news magazines in Lendosa, the others being Aurismo and New Republic. The rivalry between the three is strong. Heritage takes a generally traditionalist outlook, contrasting with the laissez-faire Aurismo and the progressive New Republic. 
LBC (in full, the Lendosanode Berecastano Corporatio, or Lendosan Broadcasting Corporation) is a state-owned radio and television broadcaster. It is the largest broadcaster in Lendosa, operating a large number of national radio and television stations, including a cable television network. It also produces a large number of programs. It has a particular obligation to support Lendosan culture, including the culture of Lendosa's ethnic minorities.
The Lendian Times (Las Tempas Lendianas) is the largest newspaper of the Lendosan Confederation, being read all over the country (as well as in quite a number of Lendian-speaking areas outside Lendosa). It is also one of Vexillium's oldest daily newspapers. While the printed version is only available in Lendian, the online version may be found in a number of different languages. The Lendian Times company itself owns a number of other media interests around the country, including the Gloria Libertatis Financial Bulletin and the Lendian Sports News.
The New Republic is a news magazine focusing on political issues. It was originally established by those opposed to the continuance of the monarchy (hence its title), but is now a promoter of many types of reformist and progressive views. New Republic has a strong following in many circles of government, where it competes with both the more laissez-faire Aurismo and the more traditionalist Heritage. 
Questa Television is the second largest television broadcaster in the Lendosan Confederation, and the largest private broadcaster. It operates a large network of television stations, including Questa News, Questa Business, and Questa Sport. It is the main competitor of LBC, the state broadcaster. It was originally established in Lendia, but now broadcasts over the whole of the Confederation. It is also received in several countries with Lendian minorities.
The Rivan Herald (La Eralda Rivana) is the third largest newspaper in the Lendosan Confederation. It is based in the Lendian city of Riva, but is read by many people in other parts of the country. It is known for its strong liberal tendencies, and thus is more popular with liberals than the traditionalist Tiris Observer or the moderate Lendian Times. The Rivan Herald prides itself on the number of times it was shut down for criticising the old Imperial government.
The Tiris Observer(La Observadoro Tirissano) is the second largest newspaper in the Lendosan Confederation. It originates from the Piolsan capital, Tiris, but is read across much of Piolsa. The paper tends to be traditionalist in its views, supporting strong state authority and traditional values. For this reason, traditionalists outside Piolsa sometimes prefer it to their own local papers. The newspaper's retention of the archaic double S in "Tirissano" is deliberate.


Retail

Lucinda Marana is a major entertainment retailer. It was founded by (and named after) Lucinda Marana, a famous Lendian film actress, upon her retirement from acting. Lucinda Marana stores generally sell CDs, videos, DVDs, and, in some areas, computer games. The company also operates a large chain of movie theatres throughout the country.
The Minh Corporation operates the largest chain of department stores in Lendosa. It was originally established as a single shop in suburban Tiris, opened by a recent immigrant to Lendosa by the name of Nguyen Duc Minh. The rapid growth of Minh has made it one of the most well known names in Lendosa. Following the death of Nguyen Duc Minh, ownership of the company has passed to his daughter, Nguyen Le Pham, who is now ranked as one of the wealthiest people in the country.
Selas is a the largest supermarket chain in the Lendosan Confederation. It has a long history, having originated as the Suvica, Erenora, et Lisaria Asociaziono Sepenotoro (Suvica, Erenora, and Lisaria Fruitgrowers Association), a marketing collective in the Lendian region of Melhoria. It gradually expanded to sell other produce, and eventually opened Lendia's first supermarkets.


Technology

Arianse is the largest computer manufacturer in Lendosa, producing nearly 90% of all personal computers in the Confederation. It was formerly known as Corporatio Nationalo Ordinatoriano Digitalo (National Digital Computing Corporation), or CNOD, with Arianse (roughly translated as "horizon") being its principle brand-name for consumer products. It adopted Arianse as its corporate name after it was privatised. It is now 75% owned by Lanatira Technologia, 15% owned by INS, and 10% owned by the state-run Institute of Computing.
INS (originally Infotechnianode Nerateos Sistemas, or Information Network Systems, but now officially undefined) is is a company which specialises in information technology networks, digital communications, and data transfer infrastructure. It is heavily involved in the Lendosa's internet system, which has been heavily expanded and subsidised by the government (see Ligasano). It also contracted to administer Lendosa's official electronic financial transactions system, used by both companies and citizens.
ISOR is a major medical research, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology company. It is Lendosa's largest manufacturer of medicines and vaccines, and plays a considerable role in the development of new medical treatments. Through its subsidiary GenDev (co-owned with Lanatira Technologia), ISOR conducts significant research into applying genetic technology in medicine.
Lanatira Technologia, frequently abbreviated to LanTech, is the Lendosan Confederation's largest and wealthiest company. LanTech itself is based around research and development, covering fields such as microchip technology, consumer appliances, communications technology, robotics, biotechnology, advanced weapon systems, satellite technology, and nuclear power, among many others. LanTech also owns stakes in many other companies, including electricity generators, oil companies, computer manufacturers, railways, airlines, phone companies, and car-makers. 
Siriana Software is Lendosa's largest computer software corporation. Its products cover a fairly broad range - besides being the creator of Lumina, the most popular of the several operating systems available for Arianse computers, Siriana also produces a suite of office software, a number of specialist software tools, and a small (but expanding) collection of games. Siriana is 51% owned by Lanatira Technologia. Toril Candenta also has a 15% stake.
Toril Candenta, named after its founders Alberto Toril and Damio Candenta, is a large computer technology corporation based around the manufacture of computer hardware such as printers, scanners, sound and video cards, and modems. It is the largest manufacturer of computer peripherals in the Lendosan Confederation, and one of the largest in the world. 


Travel

For airlines, see the Airlines page of this website.
For railways, see the Railways page of this website.
MaraLendosa is a large maritime transport company. It is 75% owned by the state and 25% owned by Lanatira Technologia (see Technology). It has a wide range of operations, covering overseas shipping, domestic shipping, and domestic passenger transport. It has numerous ferries travelling between the various islands of Lendosa, and is the largest transporter of heavy freight between Lendia and Piolsa.
Tikia is Lendosan Confederation's largest tour operator and hotel chain. It originated in Rabel (tikia is a Rabeli word), but now covers the whole of Lendosa, and has also invested in a number of foreign companies. Traditionally, Tikia specialised in low-cost tours and accommodation, but it has recently established a branch to compete in the luxury hotel market.


Other

Ascensano
Ascensano is an aircraft manufacturing company, producing airliners of all sizes. It was formed out of the civil aviation wing of the former Lendosa Aviation, in which the government had a majority share - the government retained Lendosa Aviation's military wing, but sold half of its two-third share in Ascensano. Ownership of Ascansano is is now split equally between the government, Lanatira Technologia, and an alliance of the Confederation's six largest airlines. The website of Ascensano can be found here.
Ilmossa Medico is a Lendia-based healthcare provider. It is the largest operator of private hospitals in the Lendosan Confederation, and is also owns a large number of retirement homes and hospices. Recently, it has also branched out into medical insurance, although not the extent that it can be considered a full-fledged insurance company. The company is 75% owned by Adronia Corporation, with the rest being owned by the company's medical staff.
Primera Securidade (generally called PriSec) is the largest of Lendosa's four main private security companies. In Lendosa, security guards for private companies have a considerably wider range of powers than in many countries, and so the licensing regime is considerably stricter. As such, many smaller companies choose to hire a security company rather than take on the expense of hiring and certifying their own guards. PriSec is the largest such security company, and employs over thirty thousand armed guards.
Talisio is the Lendosan Confederation's largest construction company. It began as a small operation in Gloria Libertatis, building apartment blocks, but has since grown into a pan-Confederate corporation employing tens of thousands of people. Its core business remains construction, ranging from houses to skyscapers, but the company also works in architecture, landscape designing, property management, office leasing, and heavy machinery hire.
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