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Russian imports from North Korea fell to lowest levels in years in Q2
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Russian imports from North Korea fell to lowest levels in years in Q2

Trade remains far below earlier plans of $1billion by 2020

Russian imports from North Korea fell to lowest levels in years in Q2
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 20, 2018
Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official
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Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official

Unionpay also denies support for services at Pyongyang Casino following earlier revelation

Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 19, 2018
Chinese exports to North Korea rise in October
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Chinese exports to North Korea rise in October

Figures from Chinese customs show exports nearly returning to pre-sanctions levels

Chinese exports to North Korea rise in October
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 18, 2018
Feature-length commercials: N. Korean ideological dramas peddling products
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Feature-length commercials: N. Korean ideological dramas peddling products

How a drama centered on a mineral water factory set the stage for a new type of advertising

Feature-length commercials: N. Korean ideological dramas peddling products
Tatiana GabroussenkoTatiana Gabroussenko December 18, 2018
After delays, central Pyongyang apartment constructions show sign of progress
Analysis

After delays, central Pyongyang apartment constructions show sign of progress

Slow progress at two complexes could mean limited efforts to put projects back on track

After delays, central Pyongyang apartment constructions show sign of progress
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll December 17, 2018
North Korea expands capacity at nation’s biggest electric plant: KCTV
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North Korea expands capacity at nation’s biggest electric plant: KCTV

Completion of project may be linked to Kim Jong Un's New Year's Speech

North Korea expands capacity at nation’s biggest electric plant: KCTV
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll December 14, 2018
Iranian lawmaker calls for cooperation with N. Korea to reduce sanctions impact
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Iranian lawmaker calls for cooperation with N. Korea to reduce sanctions impact

Lawmaker pushes for additional cooperation in meeting with DPRK ambassador

Iranian lawmaker calls for cooperation with N. Korea to reduce sanctions impact
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 12, 2018
Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider
Analysis

Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider

Previous reports indicated South Korean fuel suppliers were wary of U.S. sanctions

Sanctioned Russian vessel leaves South Korea after finding fuel provider
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne December 9, 2018
Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
Analysis

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities

Traffic in 2018 is reduced when visually compared to the previous year, however

Satellite imagery time lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal facilities
Hamish MacdonaldHamish Macdonald | Leo Byrne November 30, 2018
North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed
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North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed

Visit is the second time the tanker has been in the region since October

North Korean tanker returns from Russia, seemingly empty handed
Leo ByrneLeo Byrne November 28, 2018