Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
North Korea's bond issue risks economic ruin, but there's a good chance the blow will be lessened by compromise
2018 regulations, now publicly-available, provide insight as to how similar rules could work in non-SEZ areas
Amid a wider crackdown on private activity, it appears there is ongoing discussion on the role of markets in the country
News of plans for a government bond issuance suggests major price instability could be on the horizon
Reform, retrenchment, or continuity? Open source data offers some insights
Aside from a few cherry-picked figures, the lack of numbers suggest the DPRK economy is still struggling to grow
Food prices appear to be declining when compared to global benchmarks, which is good news for the average North Korean
The DPRK has experienced a supply shock in its food and fuel markets, with greater impact likely further down the line
Data suggests remarkable improvement since the late 1990s, despite stagnant levels of food supply per capita
Market data indicates food prices remain low and stable, could support DPRK leadership's claims
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