Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
Criticism of recent coverage fails to appreciate the day-to-day realities of reporting on North Korea
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
Concrete details were thin on the ground, though the state's new "Prospective Goals" are worth watching
Since 2013, 'three-and-a-half' rates, including a previously illegal market exchange rate, have entered into use
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