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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
North Korea's business and investment environment is a subject on which little contemporary information exists, despite the country's strategic location between three of the world's largest economies.
While in the early 2000s a relatively large number of Western companies expressed interest in the emerging North Korean market, following Pyongyang's nuclear test in 2006 and a subsequent ratcheting of UN sanctions, much of this interest consequently dwindled.