| Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 02:23 am |
Common markets don't preclude buying from other sources, they just give a points bonus if you buy goods from within the market. But if you have a contract with a corporation from another country,the price is locked in. So a fluctuation in prices the wrong way can hurt you. Then their is some kind of big charge if you break the contract. It could benefit you though, if the price fluctuations go your way. It is just a risk.
Local contracts don't have the same risk, since one of your corporations is bound to make as much extra profit as the other is losing. At least that is how I assume it would work.