Economy of Bontera
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The economy of Bontera nominally operates according to free market principles. However, interests of the business sector and the government are extremely densely interwoven due to the fact that people from the same aristocratic families tend to occur in high places in both spheres. For example, the current Vice-President, Mrs. Selia Borjes, and Armando Borjes, the CEO of CapOlio, Bontera's second largest oil company, are married. Despite obvious 'preferences' in handing out concessions, especially in the construction sector, operations of multinational corporations in Bontera are not excessively hindered, and economic freedom in the country is thought to be reasonably high.
Bontera's comparatively strong economy is highly dependent on the oil industry, accounting for around 45% of the GDP and 65% of the country's total export value. Bontera is thought to have one of Aurora's largest oil reserves, and its annual oil production is one of the highest in the world. The largest companies in the oil sector include BonOlio (through BonOlio e Enerjia) and CapOlio.
Other strong sectors of the Bonteran economy include tourism, agriculture, machinery, refined mineral and chemical goods, especially cotton and wheat farming. Tourism is especially developed in Caponova, with a relatively unspoilt natural environment and superb beaches.